Thursday 22 January 2009

Record number sign up to organ donor register

You've probably seen in the news today that the number of people on the organ donor register in the UK has hit a record 16 million, meeting a government target of doubling 2001's numbers a year early.

We think it's fantastic that so many people are now thinking and talking about organ donation, and time will tell whether this will have an impact on the current rate of transplantation in the UK. We believe that more people will get their life-saving transplant when the recommendations of the Organ Donation Taskforce to increase the number of donor coordinators who work with bereaved families and the number of specialists who retrieve organs, begin to take effect.

If you're not on the organ donation list you can sign up here

Did you know that you are more likely to need a transplant than become a donor?

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