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Transplant Surgery: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 112585, tabled on 26 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the level of covid-19 hospitalisations on NHS transplant services as of 26 January 2022.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

3 March 2022

NHS England and Improvement and NHS Blood and Transplant regularly assess the impact of COVID-19 hospitalisations on NHS transplant services and are working with transplant units to restore transplantation services to pre-pandemic levels.

Whilst specific data for 26 January 2022 is not available, as of 23 January 2022, deceased donation represents 86% of pre-pandemic levels and living donation has since resumed to delivering quarterly matching runs through the UK Living Kidney Sharing Scheme. NHS Blood and Transplant and NHS England and NHS Improvement continue to work with transplant units to optimise the uptake of every organ that becomes available.

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