Hundreds of people living in Wiltshire are alive today thanks to organ transplants. The number of registered donors living in Wiltshire is just under 300,000 – an increase of 26% in the last five years.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging more people in Wiltshire to help save even more lives by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register.
Director of Organ Donation Sally Johnson, from Transplantation for NHS Blood & Transplant said “More people than ever in Wiltshire are committing to organ donation and that is saving more lives than ever. It’s amazing 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.”
“We’re seeing more and more people committing to donation and the good results of our close work with hospitals. Our specialist nurses in organ donation are now almost always involved in discussions with families over organ donation.”
“However, there is still a long way to go. Around three people still die a day in need of a transplant. Each one could be a mother or a father, a daughter or a son, who might be alive today.”
“Families tell us donation is a source of pride that helps them in their grieving process. We don’t want anyone in Wiltshire to miss the opportunity to save lives through organ donation. Please join the NHS Organ Donor Register, it only takes two minutes”
Anyone can sign up as a donor on the NHS Organ Donor Register. How old you are or any existing medical conditions shouldn’t stop you from signing up.