Rising numbers on organ donor list in region

Relatives halt transplants over delays

The number of persons still alive in Britain after receiving transplanted organs has exceeded 50,000 for the first time, data revealed on Tuesday.

The new figures, released today by NHS Blood and Transplant, show how the number of donors in the district has jumped from 116,325 to 140,807 - 21 per cent - in five years.

Michaela said she is desperate to feel healthy again and urged people to sign up to the organ donor register to give others the chance of life. It means 36 percent of the British population is on the donor register, compared to 30 percent five years ago.

Last year, 194 people in West Yorkshire had transplants in comparison to 144 five years ago.

If you wish to donate your organs, you need to join the NHS Organ Donor Register or tell a relative or close friend that you wish to donate.

"It's awesome to picture all the people now alive today thanks to organ donation and think of all the families and children who have grown up thanks to donors.

As the heart was no longer pumping blood to organs, we swiftly operated post-death determination" said Dr. Amit Singhal, Associate Director of Liver Transplantation & HPB Anaesthesia at BLK Super Speciality Hospital.

"It's awesome to picture all the people now alive today thanks to organ donation and think of all the families and children who have grown up thanks to donors".

But more needs to be done, with a national shortage of donors meaning three people die every day in desperate need of a transplant. Every one of those people who died could be a mother or a father, a daughter or a son, who might be alive today.

Secondly, we know that families are much more likely to support donation when the individual's decision is known beforehand. We don't want anyone in Hertfordshire to miss the opportunity to save lives through organ donation.

Thanks to the generosity of a grieving man in London, who chose to donate his wife's organs, John received a life-saving transplant - later learning he would have survived only a matter of months without it. "It only takes two minutes".

How do you register for a donor card?

The latter only applies to donating a kidney, a small part of your liver, bone from a hip or knee replacement or your placenta.

More than 500 residents are now known to be alive thanks to organ transplants in Suffolk, while around 1,200 are known to have been saved in Essex.

"Words cannot describe how thankful I am to my donor family".

Health minister Jackie Doyle-Price said: "Organ donation transforms and saves lives".

"Some people still have that stigma and worry their treatment will be affected, but my thoughts have always been, if you don't need your organs why not save eight or nine people's lives by signing up".

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