People urged to discuss organ donation

PEOPLE who want to register as organ donors are being urged to make sure they discuss their wishes with their families.

NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people to consider the prospect after a recent survey showed 88 people in Wiltshire are waiting for a transplant. Meanwhile, 21 residents have died in the last five years due to ashortage of organs.

“Don’t miss the opportunity to discuss organ donation when you’re with your family this Christmas,” said Anthony Clarkson, acting director of NHS Blood and Transplant.

“We know that Christmas is a time for enjoying ourselves and talking about nice things in life like future holidays. But for people in need of an organ, Christmas is a very difficult time, so we are urging everybody to talk about organ donation.”

To join the register visit organdonation.nhs.uk or contact or call 0300 1232323.

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