From the Heart Campaign – Are you an Organ Donor?

It is ITV’s from the Heart Campaign week

I joined the organ donor register when I was 12.
I was sat in the doctors surgery waiting room and next to the the pile of magazine was a small stack of donor cards. I picked one up and filled in my details and it as been in my purse ever since. I have also sign up to become an organ donor when I die on the website and all my family and friends know about my wishes. So if the worst was ever to happen all my family know what my last wishes are : to become and organ donor, and save another persons life.

But did you know that that 96% of the UK population would take an organ if they needed one, but only 27% are registered as donors.

Please let’s raise this number and consider signing up to become a donor
Sign up here


Transplants save lives

In the UK between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012:

  • 3,960 organ transplants were carried out, thanks to the generosity of 2,143 donors.
  • 1,107 lives were saved in the UK through a heart, lung, liver or combined heart/lungs, liver/kidney or liver/pancreas transplant.
  • 2,846 patients’ lives were dramatically improved by a kidney or pancreas transplant, 173 of whom received a combined kidney/pancreas transplant.
  • A further 3,521 people had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.
  • A record number of 674 kidney transplants from donors after circulatory death took place and accounted for one in four of all kidney transplants.
  • 1,009 living donor kidney transplants were carried out accounting for more than a third of all kidney transplants. ‘Non-directed’ living donor transplants (also known as altruistic donor transplants) and paired and pooled donations contributed more than 80 kidney transplants between them.
  • Almost 942,000 more people pledged to help others after their death by registering their wishes on the NHS Organ Donor Register, bringing the total to 18,693,549 (March 2012).
Organ Donation Facts and Figures
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