Organ donation campaign sees number of people needing transplant slashed

Alicia Farmer
September 10, 2018

If more people agreed to donate, more lives would be saved in West Sussex and around the country.

Another reason organ donation is close to Valerie's family's hearts is that her daughters' father had a kidney transplant due to a hereditary disease, putting the kids at greater risk of needing one.

Across Hampshire 135 people's lives were saved by a transplant a year ago including 17 from Basingstoke.

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".

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.

As Darren Adam marked the NHS' Organ Donation Week, Erica called the LBC presenter to explain just how she goes about telling her kids that she wants her organs passed on to others after she passes away.

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To raise awareness on the benefits of organ donation, a presidential proclamation is being proposed to designate the month of September as "National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month", the DOH said.

"People are dying every day because some families are not talking about donation".

People can still choose to opt in or out of organ donation, but those who do nothing are assumed to have given consent.

Organ Donation Week: Mum takes comfort in her son's decision to donate his organsThe Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust, which runs Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury hospitals, says that this results in many willing donors not being used for transplants because their loved ones don't know their wishes. Don't leave your family guessing what you would have wanted to happen.

People aged over 50 are also less likely to join the register, because they mistakenly assume their organs are no longer healthy enough to donate. It's obviously a really hard time when you have just lost someone but if that person has said they want to donate then it makes the decision for the family a bit easier.

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