Only one in three people on organ donation register in Harborough area

NHS Organ Donation Register card

NHS Organ Donation Register card

This permanent reminder of the life-changing difference organ and tissue donation can have serves not only as a place for families to remember and celebrate their loved ones but for others to reflect on such an incredible act and consider joining the organ donation register.

While most places outside London have a shorter transplant waiting list than that, Leeds, Kirklees, Sheffield, Doncaster and Manchester all have more people who need an organ.

Two identical sculptures were installed by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at their hospitals in Basingstoke and Winchester ahead of this week's Organ Donation Week, which runs until Sunday.

Anthony Clarkson, interim director of organ donation and transplantation at NHSBT, said: "We don't want people to die because of a fatal complacency - that because you know you want to be an organ donor you presume your loved ones know it too".

Since Be a Hero, a campaigned backed by the Yorkshire Evening Post, was launched, the number of people in Yorkshire and Humber waiting for a transplant has nearly halved, from 800 to 483. Councils and organisations around the country are lighting prominent buildings pink, which is the colour of the modern donor card, in support of the country's organ donation campaign.

To raise awareness on the benefits of organ donation, a presidential proclamation is being proposed to designate the month of September as "National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month", the DOH said.

Research undertaken by the organisation shows people from ethnic minorities are less likely to talk about donation, while some religious people may have concerns surrounding burial practices. "We need more families in Hampshire to say yes to organ donation, so that more lives can be saved". Don't leave your family guessing what you would have wanted to happen.

The caller from Enfield explained that she has been registered as an organ donor for more than three decades, having first signed up when she gave blood. Only a small percentage of people die in circumstances where they can donate, so every donor is precious.

Notícias recomendadas

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.