Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Let's talk about organ donation

I am proud to have been able to support Organ Donation Week earlier this month. However organ donation is a subject that should be talked about all year round, with around three people dying every day in need of an organ. More and more families are saying yes to organ donation but there is still an urgent shortage of donors around the country. Only one third of adults in England have told their partner or family that they want to donate, despite 8 out of 10 people saying they would be willing to donate or consider it. Sadly many opportunities are lost every year because families don't know if their loved one wanted to be a donor or not. That's why I am encouraging you to talk to your families about organ donation and sign the NHS Organ Donor Register. We really can help to save lives.