Thousands die waiting for an organ transplant, NHS figures reveal


Over 6,000 people have died while waiting for an organ transplant in the last decade, new figures revealed by NHS show as it launches a new campaign to increase the number of UK residents on the organ donor register.

The data shows 49,000 people have waited for an organ transplant in the 10-year period with just under 7,000 currently on the waiting list.

NHS blood and transplant spokeswoman Sally Johnson said: "Statistically, more than one in 10 people on the waiting list will die before they get the transplant they need." Continue reading