700 new donors are needed every day to donate blood to help ensure patients in need receive the best possible match.
Across the UK, there are around 6,500 people in need of an organ transplant, including around 150 children and teenagers. On average three people die every day in need of an organ transplant because there just aren’t enough organ donors.
As many people as possible are needed to register their commitment to becoming organ donors. It only takes a few minutes to register and please remember to tell your family that you want them to support your decision to donate and save lives. Ask them whether they want to be donors too.
Registering for blood & organ donation
Patients can self register on the NHS Blood and Transplant website http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk or by calling the NHS Blood and Transplant helpdesk on 0300 123 2323.