Tuesday, 28 June 2011

NATIONAL TRANSPLANT WEEK 4th –10th JULY

This year’s National Transplant Week runs between 4th and 10th July. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) are calling on the public to reduce the waiting times for a transplant by signing up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

You can do this online via http://www.transplantweek.co.uk/ . This website also has an online supporters toolkit to download, plus a nationwide survey.


There are currently 10,000 people in the UK waiting for a transplant. 96% of us would take an organ if we needed one but only 29% of the population are on the Organ Donor Register. Over 700 in the Midlands area are waiting for a donor transplant.

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