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just to continue to keep you all informed of my journey through life after my Life saving Double Lung Transplant. Thank you very very much to my Organ donor always Grateful for this Precious gift.

Bolton news

news Posted on Mon, November 26, 2018 20:43:39

Lovely piece in the Bolton News Today about my journey, hope it raises lots of awareness and may even save a life! 6 years on from my double lung transplant, 2474 days of breathing easy thanks to my lovely Donor!Organ Donation works I am proof!! Please share your wishes and or join the organ donor register xxx
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OPT OUT SYSTEM

news Posted on Fri, February 23, 2018 22:05:43

Opt-out organ donor system
preferred by three-quarters of English people, poll finds

The proposed new system
would allow any person opposed to donating their organs to opt out

Almost
three-quarters of English people are in favour of an opt-out organ donor
system, new research shows.

A
survey by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) found that 74% of people are in
favour of such a system – where people are registered as a potential donor
unless they state otherwise.

The
poll of 2,000 people in England comes ahead of a debate in the House of Commons
on Friday on a new Bill which would introduce such a system in England.

The
BHF is urging people to lobby their MPs ahead of the debate.

Its
survey also found that among those who were not in favour of a change in the
law, 42% said they were put off by concerns that they would not be able to opt
out or would find it difficult to do so.

The
charity said the proposed new system would allow any person opposed to donating
their organs to opt out.

Its
poll also showed that many members of the public underestimate how many people
are on the organ transplant waiting list and how many people die while waiting
for anorgan.

NHS
Blood and Transplant figures show that nearly 6,300 people are currently on the
UKorgan transplant waiting list.

And
nearly 500 people died last year while on the waiting list, or being taken off
the list after becoming too unwell for transplant.

The BHF said its poll also
showed that many people are not aware of family members’ wishes when it comes
to organ donation.

Simon
Gillespie, chief executive at the British Heart Foundation, said: “There
is a desperate shortage of organs in the UK and introducing an opt-out system
in England will better reflect the views of the general public and give hope to
those currently waiting for a transplant they so desperately need.

“We
are urging everyone to encourage their local MP to attend Parliament this
Friday to debate a Bill that could save lives.”

An
opt-out system has been operating in Wales since December 2015, and in June
last year the Scottish Government announced plans to move to a soft opt-out
system.

Commenting
on the poll, Sally Johnson, director of organ donation and transplantation for
NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “Under the proposed system you would be a
donor unless you don’t want to donate.

“But
if you support organ donation you don’t need to wait. Tell your family now that
you want to become a life-saving donor. People are dying every day in need of a
donatedorgan.”

The BHF has set up a web form
to enable people to write to their MP to urge them to attend the debate, which
can be found at: bhf.org.uk/organdonation.



Newstart News

news Posted on Wed, February 07, 2018 21:21:25

Thanks to my Family and friends for the support and encouragements that I have been Recognized and appreciated for my hard word and dedication to raise awareness and making donations.