NHS Launch Organ Donor Campaign 'Time To Sign', Revealing Thousands Have Died Waiting For Transplants In Last Decade

Huffington Post UK

Simon Howell has been waiting for a suitable kidney on the organ transplant list for more than six years.

"Waiting for a transplant is not like waiting for anything else," he says.

"You don’t necessarily get nearer to the top of the list the longer you’ve been on it. It depends on many factors including who is in greatest need and who is the best match for an organ. It’s an endless wait with no ETA."

The father-of-two, who was born with the serious kidney condition renal dysplasia, is sharing his story as part of new NHS campaign #TimeToSign, which aims to highlight the true scale of the organ donor shortage in the UK. Continue reading