Health bosses encourage people to talk about organ donation

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 August 2018

Would you be willing to donate your organs? Picture: Getty images/iStockphoto

Would you be willing to donate your organs? Picture: Getty images/iStockphoto

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Health bosses have urged people to talk to their families about organ donation as part of a national awareness initiative.

East and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which organises and funds healthcare locally, is raising awareness as part of Organ Donation Week.

The CCG’s chair, Dr Prag Moodley, said: “We need more people in Hertfordshire to talk about organ donation in order to increase the number of lifesaving transplants.

“Only one third of adults in England have told their partner or family they want to donate, despite eight out of 10 people saying they would be willing to donate or would consider it.”

The awareness scheme will run throughout next week.

Around 464,000 people in Hertfordshire are on the Organ Donation Register, while approximately 110 people are waiting for a transplant. To register visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk .

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