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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.
NHS Blood and Transplant is partnering with Kortical to deliver an innovative demand planning platform for the management of the complex blood supply chain.
The survey results coincide with the launch of a funding call through a new community investment scheme.
A new interactive 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 urges people to talk during Organ Donation Week 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.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Simonne’s family at this tragic time.
Going pink could be easier than you think. Find all the details you need here to get behind this campaign and help us light up the skyline during Organ Donation Week.
"We support all activity that increases the availability of donated organs for life saving transplants and we welcome the Government’s commitment to organ donation."
Athletes from across the UK will converge in Birmingham on Thursday 2nd August to take part in four days of competitive sports activities, highlighting the lifesaving and transformational benefits of organ transplantation.
Over the last three years, there has been an 80% increase in demand for a rare blood type from London hospitals, driven by a growing number of people with sickle cell disease.
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