§ Sir Michael McNair-Wilson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration is being given to financially assisting intensive therapy units involved in removing organs for transplantation; in how many cases lack of sufficient funds has prevented organs from being requested from next of kin; and what is the cost on average of such operations.
§ Mr. Dorrell
We are actively considering the possibility of identifying and reimbursing hospitals for costs incurred in organ donation. Information on the reasons why organs are not requested from the next of kin is not collected centrally.