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ORGAN DONATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 882: tabled on 25 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the recent doubling of the number of registered organ donors to 16 million, but is concerned that this still only constitutes 26 per cent. of the population; is encouraged by research from UK Transplant, which indicates up to 90 per cent. of the population are supportive of organ donation, but is worried that this is not reflected in current donation levels; notes that in the period of April 2008 to February 2009 2,278 people received transplants but 7,875 are still on the waiting list; further notes that 1,000 people a year die whilst waiting for a transplant; supports the right of each individual to refuse to donate their organs after death and to have that wish respected; believes that the best means of respecting those wishes and increasing the number of lives that could be saved by organ donation is to presume consent through an opt-out system; stresses that such an opt-out system would be founded on stringent safeguards including the exclusion of under 18s and respect for the family's wishes as advocated by the Organ Donation (Presumed Consent) Bill; hopes that the Bill will provide a means to increase awareness and debate surrounding organ donation, including in schools and homes across the country; urges all hon. and right hon. Members to support the Bill at its Second Reading on 13 March 2009; and in the meantime encourages all UK citizens to sign up for the NHS Organ Donation Register.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Ochil and South Perthshire
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Livingston
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Newport West
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Bolton South East
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2009
Bracknell
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 March 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Southport
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Upper Bann
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.