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UK organ donor numbers see first decline in more than a decade

21st July 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant have urged people in the UK to become organ donors following the release of new figures showing a decline in the number of people signing up.

The Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report for 2014/15 shows the number of UK transplants fell from 4,655 in 2013/14 to 4,431 in 2014/15, representing a five percent decrease.

It means the number of people that donated organs in the UK has fallen for the first time in 11 years. This was because fewer people died in circumstances where they could donate last year, while there has been no improvement in consent/authorisation rates, which remain below 60 percent.

Sally Johnson, NHS Blood and Transplant's director of organ donation and transplantation, said: "We cannot hope to save more lives unless UK citizens talk about organ donation with their families and agree to donate if ever they are asked."

The report also showed that families are much more likely to agree to donation if they know it aligns with their loved one's wishes, while nearly nine out of ten families said yes last year when a desire to donate was known.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801794957-ADNFCR

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