If you needed an organ, would you take one?

Posted by d-sencier@hotmail.co.uk on March 17, 2018, 5 p.m.

The first UK-wide multimedia campaign to promote organ donation. While 96% of us would accept an organ if we needed one, only 27% of us have the joined the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR). Many of us (45%) have the best intentions to sign up to the ODR and commit to donate our organs for transplantation after our death, but just havent got round to it. While some people are still unclear about how to register, a significant proportion of us (17%) are ready to act now. A further 19% need to involve their family in the decision. Research also shows a disparity between those who think theyve already signed up to be an organ donor 35% as compared with the actual figure of 27% (16.5 million) on the ODR. The campaign aims to increase significantly the number of people on the ODR, asking what we would do if someone we love needed an organ: if we would accept an organ, shouldn't we be prepared to give one? Subscribe To "NHS Organ Donation" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/2hyR4mG Like "NHS Organ Donation" on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/2gvlFfU Follow "NHS Organ Donation" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/2hhAzKO --- Every day across the UK, around three people who could have benefited from a transplant die because there aren’t enough organ donors. And currently around 6,500 people are on the waiting list for a transplant. Yet, of the approximately half a million people who die each year across the UK, only around 1% (5,603) die in circumstances where their organs could be donated. Start a conversation today and help turn an end into a beginning. Join the NHS Organ Donor Register and make sure you tell your friends and family your decision. Visit: https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/ or call 0300 123 23 23

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