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Mum and daughters, all affected by Type 1 diabetes, call on more people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and share decision with friends and family.
NHS Blood and Transplant is now using vein scanners to help train donor carers to carry out venepunctures for blood donation.
Henry Ison & Sons Funeral Directors encouraged all staff members across its five branches in Coventry, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa to register as organ and blood donors.
Curtis donated on ITV’s Lorraine to raise awareness of the need for young people to register and donate.
Wendy Clark has been appointed as the new Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) for NHS Blood and Transplant and will be joining the organisation on 6 January.
Fittingly, there are now nearly 25 million people on the NHS Organ Donor Register and more than 20,000 lives have potentially been saved or transformed thanks to its introduction.
More than 3,000 people registered their organ donation decision after a BBC news report.
For every black deceased donor last year, there were 31 black patients in need of an organ.
More than 1,500 black people signed up as new donors last Black History Month following an NHS Blood and Transplant appeal.
Women aged 17-34 are almost twice as likely to donate than men the same age.
A special message on organ donation is being sent by Hindu and Jain community leaders and patients during this year’s Diwali festival (Sun 27 October).
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