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Health & Fitness Families on Yorkshire Coast urged to talk about organ donation

11:30  25 september  2021
11:30  25 september  2021 Source:   heatworld.com

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The strong foundations built in organ donation and transplantation over the last decade ensured some donation and transplantation activity was able to continue even during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Patient safety is paramount, and the most urgent transplants continued to be prioritised. “As we learn to live with COVID-19 and boosted by the new law and growing public support, we hope more lives than ever before can be saved. I urge everyone in East Riding Of Yorkshire to make their organ donation decision and tell their family about it.”

During Organ Donation Week, September 7 to 13, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) are urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by an organ transplant. Fiona Deakin, Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation at SaTH. From 20 May this year, the law around organ donation has now changed in England. All adults are now considered as having agreed to donate their own organs when they die, unless they record a decision not to donate , are in

During Organ Donation Week, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people on the Yorkshire Coast to talk to their families about organ donation.

NHS Blood and Transplant Organ Donation © Credits: NHS BT NHS Blood and Transplant Organ Donation

Only 52 people in North Yorkshire managed to have an organ transplant last year and around 120 are still on the waiting list this year.

For the East Riding around 37 people are waiting for a transplant with only 14 actually getting a new organ last year.

After a most challenging year for the NHS and people across the world, waiting lists for organs including kidney, heart, liver, lungs, are expected to rise and NHS Blood and Transplant is calling for more families to talk and share their organ donation decision to increase the chances of the many children, young people and adults in need of their own life-saving call.

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From spring 2020, all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to donate their own organs when they die unless they opt out or are in an exempt group.

  Families on Yorkshire Coast urged to talk about organ donation © NHS BT

Anthony Clarkson, Director of Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, at NHS Blood and Transplant, says:

“Every day across the UK there are thousands of patients and their families, waiting for that all important life-saving call. Yet, this is often only possible as a result of another family receiving some of the hardest news they might ever have to hear.

“Even though the law around organ donation has changed to an opt out system for adults in England, Scotland and Wales, it is important that people are aware that families will still always be consulted before organ donation goes ahead.

“It is just as important as ever to make your organ donation decision known to your family and friends and leave them certain of what you what to happen in the event of your death.

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FAMILIES in Berkshire are being urged to talk about organ donation as part of the Leave Them Certain campaign. It comes as research revealed less than half of adults in England have had the conversation. Last year, the law changed in England, so all adults are seen as willing to Roughly one in four said they felt they don’t need to tell anyone their decision, with 22% not wanting to talk about their own death. Anthony Clarkson, director of organ and tissue donation and transplantation for NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “People often tell us that they struggle to find the right time or words to

“A conversation about organ donation will only take two minutes. I urge everybody to have that conversation” Teresa Saunders had kidney & pancreas transplants at the Oxford Transplant Centre in 2013. This #OrganDonationWeek, we are calling on people to talk to their families about organ donation and ‘leave them certain’ about their decision. c350,000 people in Oxon are already on the NHS Organ Donor Register. But more people need to share their decision with loved ones.pic.twitter.com/CidgcDyNAY.

“We urge all family members of all ages in the East Region to take a moment this Organ Donation Week to talk and share your decision.”

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said:

“Waiting for an organ match can be a challenging and isolating experience, and I want to applaud Harmonies of Hope for their bravery in sharing such powerful accounts of lifesaving transplants.

“It’s vital we do all we can to ensure no child feels invisible as they wait for a match, particularly those families in underrepresented, ethnic minority communities where donation rates are not high.

“This can change and I am urging families up and down the country to have honest and frank conversations this week about organ donations. It’s a decision that could save someone’s life.”

For more information, or to register your organ donation decision, please visit: www.organdonation.nhs.uk or call 0300 123 23 23. NHS app users can also use the service to record, check or update their organ donation decision.

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