The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has risen by 46% over the past five years, NHS Blood and Transplant has warned.
New figures show parents are significantly less likely to donate their child’s organs for lifesaving transplants, which limits the number of organs available for children on the transplant waiting list.
Almost a third of black and Asian people in England are unsure about donating their organs for lifesaving transplants after their death according to new research by NHS Blood and Transplant.
New map shows the proportion of people who have registered as organ donors and the number of people waiting for a transplant across different areas across the UK.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to talk during Organ Donation Week (September 3 to 9) and not show a ‘fatal complacency’ as figures show around 3,000 lifesaving transplants were missed in the last year because families said no to donating their relative’s organs.