16th December 2014
While people across the UK are looking forward to spending Christmas with their loved ones and exchanging gifts, 6,891* people who are on the waiting list for a transplant will be hoping they will soon get the gift of an organ.
Today, NHS Blood and Transplant is launching the Christmas List campaign, to draw attention to the thousands of people who are waiting for a transplant across the UK and to encourage everyone to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.
Sadly, not all of those waiting will get the transplant they need. Three people a day across the UK die before they get the organ they need – that’s over 1,000 people every year and their families will be facing Christmas without them. Continue reading »