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The Organ Donation Call That Left Darren In Stitches

The Organ Donation Call That Left Darren In Stitches

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. "Indeed, organ donors are heroes of our times", the health chief said.

Duque said human transplantable organs include kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, intestines, pancreas, and human tissues such as eye tissues, bones, skin, and blood vessels.

The special event to unveil the artwork was attended by family members whose loved ones became organ donors, as well as members of staff from the hospital who have supported families through organ donation and staff from the NHS blood and transplant team.

Another factor is thought to be an increased awareness of the benefits of lung transplants, leading to an increased number of referrals.

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".

During Organ Donation Week, the NHS is urging families to talk about donation with the message - "Words Save Lives".

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Only about one in three people in Harborough have signed up to the organ donation register, it has been revealed. I get breathless even turning over in bed or getting dressed. I just try and get on with my life.

"I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the fact that two people agreed to donate their organs", said the 51-year-old mum from Chipping Norton.

Only 27% of the people who joined the register past year were over 50, but 72% of people whose organs could potentially be used after their deaths are aged 50 or over.

They show that around five people in Burnley are now on the waiting list for a new organ, while 12 residents have received transplants in the past year.

"Telling your family what you want also makes things easier at a hard time". Knowing what their loved one wanted helps families support their decision at a hard time. "We urgently need people to tell their families they want to donate".


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