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Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

Health written question – answered on 27th July 2010.

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Photo of Duncan Hames Duncan Hames Liberal Democrat, Chippenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients requiring a kidney transplant (a) received a kidney transplant and (b) died while awaiting a transplant in each of the last three years.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The following table shows the number of kidney transplants from living and deceased donors carried out in the United Kingdom from 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2010; and the number of patients that died whilst on the active(1 )waiting list for a kidney transplant.

(1) Active means that when an organ becomes available, the patient is included among those who are matched against the donor to determine whether the organ is suitable. Patients can be temporarily removed (suspended) from the waiting list for reasons ranging from being away on holiday to being too ill to undergo the operation.

Number of kidney only transplants Deaths - organ waiting list (kidney)
Deceased Donor Live Donor Total
2007-08 1,249 831 2,080 308
2008-09 1,403 927 2,330 255
2009-10 1,482 1,037 2,519 286

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