§ Mr. Rooker
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has on the numbers of people waiting, by region, for kidney transplants and the trends in transplants and available treatment for those awaiting a donor kidney.
The table gives the number of people waiting for kidney transplants by region as at 18 January 1991. The number of cadaveric kidney transplants performed in the United Kingdom has risen from 849 in 1978 to 1,732 in 1989; an increase of 104 per cent. The most common forms of treatment available for those awaiting a transplant are haemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. The number of renal patients receiving such treatment has risen from 2,947 in 1978 to 7,751 in 1988; an increase of 163 per cent.
Number Northern 229 Yorkshire 187 Devon 321 East Anglia 321 North West Thames 207 North East Thames 419 South West Thames 292 South East Thames 78 Western 100 Oxford 81 South Western 220 West Midlands 397 Mersey 96 North Western 281 Wales 96 Scotland 436 Northern Ireland 76 TOTAL 3,620
Source: United Kingdom Transplant Service.