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Organ Transplants

EDM number 543 in 2003-04, proposed by Siobhain McDonagh on 03/02/2004.

That this House notes that on average at least one person dies every day while waiting for an organ transplant; welcomes medical advances that have enabled many ill patients to live longer and that have saved the lives of many accident and stroke victims whose organs might otherwise have been used in transplants; regrets that these advances have meant that there were 12 per cent. fewer organ transplants in 2003 than in 1993, while the numbers waiting for a transplant increased by 34.5 per cent. in the same period; notes that although the overwhelming majority of people would be happy for their organs to be used to help someone else to live after their death, fewer than 20 per cent. of the population have actively registered with the NHS Organ Donor Register or carry a donor card; welcomes the progress being made in the Human Tissue Bill to improve the laws relating to donating and transplanting organs; believes that in addition to this, the best means of increasing the number of lives saved by organ donation by adults, of respecting the wishes of the deceased, and of being kinder to grieving relatives, is to presume consent for donating organs for transplant unless they opted out; supports the Organ Donation (Presumed Consent and Safeguards) Bill which receives its First Reading on 3rd February and which includes safeguards to ensure that opt-out will not be applied to children, and that families' wishes will also be respected; and in the meantime urges all honourable and Right honourable Members, their families and their constituents to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register by visiting or by calling 0845 60 60 400.

This motion has been signed by a total of 96 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Siobhain McDonagh03/02/2004Mitcham & MordenLabourProposed
Stephen Pound03/02/2004Ealing NorthLabourSigned
David Taylor03/02/2004North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tony Banks03/02/2004West HamLabourSigned
Graham Allen03/02/2004Nottingham NorthLabourSigned
Hywel Francis03/02/2004AberavonLabourSigned
Tam Dalyell03/02/2004LinlithgowLabourSigned
Claire Curtis-Thomas03/02/2004CrosbyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/02/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Kenneth Clarke03/02/2004RushcliffeConservativeSigned
Andy Burnham03/02/2004LeighLabourSigned
Chris Bryant03/02/2004RhonddaLabourSigned
Alice Mahon03/02/2004HalifaxLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/02/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Hinchliffe03/02/2004WakefieldLabourSigned
Dai Havard03/02/2004Merthyr Tydfil & RhymneyLabourSigned
Evan Harris03/02/2004Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Sedgemore03/02/2004Hackney South & ShoreditchLabourSigned
Ernie Ross03/02/2004Dundee WestLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore04/02/2004HendonLabourSigned
Michael Weir04/02/2004AngusScottish National PartySigned
Andrew George04/02/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn04/02/2004Newport WestLabourSigned
Frank Cook04/02/2004Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/02/2004Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Robert Key04/02/2004SalisburyConservativeSigned
Tim Loughton04/02/2004East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Tom Brake04/02/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale04/02/2004MansfieldLabourSigned
Ann Cryer05/02/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Paul Tyler05/02/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Turner05/02/2004Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
David Borrow05/02/2004South RibbleLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey05/02/2004West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Mike Hancock05/02/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington05/02/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton05/02/2004GowerLabourSigned
Vincent Cable05/02/2004TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell05/02/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Rob Marris05/02/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Nigel Jones05/02/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley05/02/2004Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Simon Hughes05/02/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson05/02/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Andy Reed05/02/2004LoughboroughLabour Co-operativeSigned
Paul Keetch06/02/2004HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Cox06/02/2004TootingLabourSigned
Harry Barnes06/02/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
David Wright09/02/2004TelfordLabourSigned
Paul Holmes09/02/2004ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael09/02/2004Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen10/02/2004Ynys MLabourSigned
Tony Worthington10/02/2004Clydebank & MilngavieLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge10/02/2004Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian H Donohoe10/02/2004Cunninghame SouthLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis10/02/2004Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Don Foster11/02/2004BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Anne Begg11/02/2004Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Matthew Green11/02/2004LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean11/02/2004BurtonLabourSigned
Richard Burden11/02/2004Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Annette Brooke11/02/2004Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Mates11/02/2004East HampshireConservativeSigned
Joan Humble11/02/2004Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Bob Russell11/02/2004ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Roy11/02/2004Motherwell & WishawLabourSigned
Tony Colman12/02/2004PutneyLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt12/02/2004Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Roger Williams23/02/2004Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis23/02/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Dennis Turner23/02/2004Wolverhampton South EastLabour Co-operativeSigned
Harold Best23/02/2004Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Martin O'Neill23/02/2004OchilLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty23/02/2004Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd23/02/2004Manchester CentralLabourSigned
John Robertson23/02/2004Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Patsy Calton23/02/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Julie Morgan24/02/2004Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Andy King24/02/2004Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
John McWilliam24/02/2004BlaydonLabourSigned
Phil Sawford25/02/2004KetteringLabourSigned
John Austin01/03/2004Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Michael Connarty02/03/2004Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Brian Cotter02/03/2004Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Mohammad Sarwar04/03/2004Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith04/03/2004Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Chidgey05/03/2004EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd08/03/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Gapes08/03/2004Ilford SouthLabour Co-operativeSigned
Chris Ruane11/03/2004Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
John Barrett22/03/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Clarke23/03/2004Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn31/03/2004JarrowLabourSigned
Edward Davey07/06/2004Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Russell Brown18/06/2004DumfriesLabourSigned
Tom WatsonUnknownWithdrawn

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