Tuesday, 28 June 2011


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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