Organ Donations Rising Across the UK


The BBC have reported the a record 170 organ donations took place across the UK in January of this year, resulting in more than 400 life-saving transplants. This comes at a time when the NHS is running a public consultation on the opt-out donation scheme. This  is already in place in Wales and in June 2017 the Scottish government stated it would bring forward legislation to implement this system.

About 80% of transplant patients are waiting to receive a new kidney. Fiona Loud, policy director at Kidney Care UK, said: “One person dies every day whilst waiting for a kidney transplant; it is abundantly clear that we need to review our current system now to stop this continuing.”

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