Grantham Hospital supports Transplant Week

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PEOPLE are being encouraged to become organ donors during national Transplant Week, this week.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust supports organ and tissue donation and is encouraging residents to think about getting a donor card.

Nationally three people die each day due to the lack of organs available.

Organ and tissue donation can save the lives of some people and provide life-enhancing gifts to others.

Organ Donation Specialist Nurse for the Trust Emma Richardson said: “Organ donation is a very sensitive issue.

“Currently, more than 10,000 people are in need of a transplant in the UK. Families often talk of the difficult but ultimately rewarding decision to donate their loved ones organs. If possible, people should discuss their wishes in the event of their death with their family and friends as we may need to discuss this with them in the future.”

If you would like to register to become an organ donor you can call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk