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To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(1) what proportion of lungs retrieved from donors are transplanted into recipients;
(2) what proportion of kidneys retrieved from donors are transplanted into recipients;
(3) what proportion of hearts retrieved from donors are transplanted into recipients;
(4) what proportion of livers retrieved from donors are transplanted into recipients.
It is the responsibility of the transplanting surgeon to decide whether or not to accept a donor organ for transplant. This decision may be made both before retrieval and at retrieval, or occasionally at allocation. The following table shows those organs retrieved and subsequently transplanted over the last five years.
|Percentage of organs retrieved that were subsequently transplanted|
|Organ||DBD1||DCD2||Total deceased donors|
|1 Donors who died after brain death 2 Donors who died after circulatory death Source: NHS Blood and Transplant|