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We need to educate as many people as possible as to the benefits of organ donation. To do this we need to be proactive. Have the conversations. Talk to people. It’s up to you to spread the message that we need change.
Almost 49,000 people in the UK have endured the wait for an organ transplant in the last 10 years and over 6,000, including 270 children, have died before receiving the transplant they desperately needed.
Of the almost 7,000* patients currently on the UK’s transplant waiting list, 30% have been waiting more than two years. More than 500 of them have been waiting longer than five years – that’s over 1,800 days each. (NHS Organ Donation Website 2015)