Donating organs is so vital to help save lives

Braintree & Witham Times

Support – Mark and Garry Philpot with a picture of Sheila

THE figures speak for themselves – nearly 200 people are waiting for life-changing organ donation transplants while the number of donors dwindle.

New figures from NHS Blood and Transplant Service reveals the number of people donating organs in the UK has fallen for the first time in 11 years.

This week is National Transplant Week yet a third of adults admit they haven’t decided whether to donate their organs after their death.

Across Essex there are 184 people waiting for a transplant. Last year 80 people in the county had their lives saved or transformed thanks to organ donation. Continue reading