National Transplant Week 7th – 13th September
are marking National Transplant Week with information stands in the
entrance areas of MRI and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
to raise awareness of the continuing need for organ donation.
Across the UK there are 10,000 people in need of a transplant.
Last year the number of people donating organs fell for the
first time in 11 years. The UK also has one of the lowest
rates in Europe for families consenting to organ donation and in
2014/15 only 58% agreed to donate their family members' organs
after they died. Three people die every day waiting for an
organ transplant in the UK and 40% of families choose not to go
ahead with organ donation when their children die.
16.9 million people - a third of UK adults - admit they haven't
considered organ donation or decided if they want to be an organ
donor. And 4.1 million people who do want to donate their
organs when they die say they haven't talked to a loved one about
This year's campaign uses the new slogan and logo (right) and
encourages people to have the conversation with their family and
friends to say 'Yes I donate' and show their
support for organ donation. People are also being encouraged
to have their say about organ donation on social media using the
More information is available on the stands which will be
available throughout the week.