Increase in organ donation figures 'encouraging' says health secretary

Relatives halt transplants over delays

Relatives halt transplants over delays

NHS figures show more than 900 people are alive in South Yorkshire thanks to an organ donation.

It means 36 per cent of the British population is on the donor register, compared to 30 per cent five years ago.

"As the heart was no longer pumping blood to organs, we swiftly operated post-death determination" said Dr. Amit Singhal, Associate Director of Liver Transplantation & HPB Anaesthesia at BLK Super Speciality Hospital. Nearly 2,000 received transplanted pancreas and 1,000 transplanted intestines.

The number of Leicestershire people on the organ donor register has increased by 29 per cent over the past five years and now stands at 309,992.

Visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk to register to become an organ donor.

Last year, 244 people in Greater Manchester had transplants, compared to 169 five years ago.

Over the past five years, there has been a 20% rise in yearly transplant figures, to reach a record 4,753 in 2016/17. The latest report shows adults receiving the same type of transplant five years ago have an 87% chance their kidney is still functioning today.

"It is an indication of what a selfless, kind person Kate was that she had the organ donor card with her".

"Someone lost their child but they made the decision that saved my life. That gave me the chance to go on and have children - my donor didn't just save one life, they produced another two".

And the NHS Blood and Transplant service, along with the media, can continue to raise awareness so that more people are aware that they can make a contribution.

More than a quarter of people on the transplant waiting list are from these communities as are one-third of people waiting for a kidney transplant.

EIGHTY people on the Isle of Wight are alive thanks to organ transplants, the NHS Blood and Transplant team announced today (Tuesday). First of all, family refusal is less likely when the possibility of donation is raised by trained requestors - specialist nurses for organ donation.

Gary Seymour, from Twyford, is one of 814 people in Leicestershire who is alive thanks to organ donation. We don't want anyone in Dorset to miss the opportunity to save lives through organ donation.

However, despite a "record breaking" public commitment to donation, NHS bosses are warning that there is still a shortage of donors.

Signing the register will allow organs to be donated when you die - but there is a choice as to which organs you wish to donate.

To register, fill out a quick form on the NHS website, which takes around two minutes to complete.

Mr Whalley said: "Her organs have potentially given life to nine other people".

More than 200 people are now alive in Northumberland thanks to organ donation, according to new figures released today.

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