NHS Blood and Transplant...
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) manages the national voluntary donation system for blood, tissues, organs and stem cells turning these precious donations into products that can be used safely to the benefit of the patient.
They supply around 2 million units of blood a year to hospitals in England and north Wales and last year received 3,500 organ and 4,000 tissue donations and banked 2,200 cord blood units from across the UK.
Would you take an organ if you needed one? Nearly everyone would. But only 31% of people have joined the Organ Donor Register. There are no bars to registering.
More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant. Of these, 1000 each year – that's three a day - will die as there are not enough organs available.
Please help us to turn people’s good intentions about organ donation into action by registering on the NHS Organ Donor Register. And more important is to let your loved ones know of your wish to be a donor. Around 90% of families are supportive if the potential donor was on the NHS Organ Donor Register but only 40% agree if the individual was not registered.
To register as a donor, visit:
telephone: 0300 123 23 23or text: DONATE to 62323