Wigan families are being urged to talk during Organ Donation Week as new figures show 23 borough people have died waiting for a transplant in the last five years. Tragically, despite the fact more and more people are supporting donating their loved one’s organs, there is still an urgent need for extra names on the register.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging more people in the area to tell their families that they want to save lives through organ donation. Last year, 34 people in Wigan borough had their lives saved by a transplant, and a total of 254 across Greater Manchester. Although the number of donors is increasing and the waiting lists are reducing, right now there are around 6,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant across the UK.
Register at www.organdonation.nhs.uk
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