If you believe in organ donation, prove it
Would you take an organ if you needed one? Nearly everyone would. But only 28% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register.
More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant. Of these, 1000 each year – that's three a day - will die waiting as there are not enough organs available.
Please help us to turn people’s good intentions about organ donation into action by registering on the NHS Organ Donor Register.
StatisticsTransplants save lives
In the UK between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010:
•3,709 organ transplants were carried out, thanks to the generosity of 2,021 donors.
•978 lives were saved in the UK through a heart, lung, liver or combined heart/lungs, liver/kidney, liver/pancreas or heart/kidney transplant.
•2,739 patients’ lives were dramatically improved by a kidney or pancreas transplant, 160 of whom received a combined kidney/pancreas transplant.
•A further 3,099 people had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.
•A record number of 552 non-heartbeating donor kidney transplants took place and accounted for one in five of all kidney transplants.
•Living donor kidney transplants are increasing – 475 in 2004-05, 589 in 2005-06, 690 in 2006-07, 831 in 2007-08, 927 in 2008-09 and 1,038 in 2009-10 – and now represent more than one in three of all kidney transplants.
•Almost a million more people pledged to help others after their death by registering their wishes on the NHS Organ Donor Register, bringing the total to 17,400,213(September 2010).
All statistics we produce and publish undergo a vigorous validation process to ensure, as far as possible, that information is factually accurate.
Last updated September 2010
I addition to the above, taken from the ODR website, please look at this link for the Wall of Life. Thanks - Loughray.http://www.walloflife.org.uk/