organ donation

More than 6,000 people in the UK are facing Christmas on the waiting list for an organ transplant.
Frank Dewhurst is one of the oldest living kidney donors.
Adults typically wait 29 days for a new heart, while children wait 70.
1 in 5 people who died on the transplant list is from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
Most people couldn’t imagine their life hanging in the balance aged 27 but a little over 18 months ago this was my reality.
In the last three years, 46 children have died on the transplant waiting list.
Three people a day die waiting for a suitable organ to become available in the UK. And why? Because not enough people tell their families they want to donate.
Ensuring family know your wishes is vital.
I am yet to read a piece which mentions the fact that Lauda was lucky to have been able to have a transplant