Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lancashire folk really ARE generous

Lancashier Evening Post

Photo Neil Cross Kieran Miller, 27, who has cystic fibrosis, celebrating two years since his double lung transplant

ONLY one month after the Evening Post launched its campaign “Lancashire Giving the gift of Life” to recruit more organ donors, latest figures show more than 3,000 in the county have pledged to become donors.

In the past five years, 55 people from Lancashire have died while waiting for an organ transplant and the aim of our campaign is to spur as many extra people to sign on the NHS Organ Donor Register during 2016 with the goal of making Lancashire a donor county.

When we launched “Lancashire: Giving the gift of life” last month, there were 480, 606 people in Lancashire who had registered their wishes to leave the legacy of life after death.

Latest figures show there are now 483,697 Lancashire folk on the register - an increase of 3,091.

Keiran Miller, 27, of Dalby Close, Ribbleton, Preston, shared his story with us as part of the campaign.

Kieran, who has cystic fibrosis, was given just six months to live - but is now celebrating the two year anniversary of a double lung transplant. Continue reading

 

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