Organ donor numbers rise by 4.1million in 4.5 years with one third of Britons signed up

Mirror UK | David Ottewell

The number of people willing to give their organs to save others has risen by nearly a quarter in just four and a half years.

Figures disclosed in Parliament showed some 21.9m people were on the NHS Organ Donor Register as of this month.

That is an increase of 4.1m, or 23.1 per cent, on the 17.8m people who were on the register at the end of March 2011.

It means that roughly one third of all men, women and children have declared themselves willing to donate. Continue reading.