EDM | Organ Donation And Transplantation

Posted on: 12th July 2011

Andrew George MP has signed EDM number 2026 in 2010-11, proposed by Joan Ruddock on 04/07/2011.

The motion reads,

That this House congratulates the NHS for achieving a 26 per cent. increase in deceased organ donation in 2010-11; welcomes NHS Blood and Transplant’s strategic objective to increase deceased organ donation by 60 per cent. compared to 2007-08 levels by 2013-14; regrets that three people continue to die every day while waiting for an organ transplant; notes that, in addition to improving and saving lives, increasing organ transplantation by 60 per cent. would save the NHS in excess of 500 million each year; and calls on the Government to prioritise organ donation and transplantation during the reform of the NHS to ensure a significant increase in the number of organ transplants.