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Health: Kidney Transplants

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Lord Jones of Cheltenham Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients aged 60 and over have received kidney transplants in the past five years for which figures are available; and whether there is an upper age limit for accepting patients for kidney transplants.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The number of kidney transplants in the United Kingdom, 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2011, is given in the following table. There is no upper age limit for accepting patients for kidney transplants.

Financial year Donor type Total
Donation after Brain Death Donation after Circulatory Death Living donor
Recipients aged 60+
2006-07 161 61 76 298
2007-08 167 77 107 351
2008-09 169 145 139 453
2009-10 210 185 163 558
2010-11 214 232 170 616
Total 921 700 655 2,276
All recipients
2006-07 1,164 276 690 2,130
2007-08 1,116 335 831 2,282
2008-09 1,095 474 927 2,496
2009-10 1,107 550 1,038 2,695
2010-11 1,100 568 1,011 2,679
Total 5,582 2,203 4,497 12,282

Notes: 1 includes kidney/pancreas and other multi-organ transplants involving kidneys

Source: NHS Blood and Transplant

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