Long Delays in Life-Saving Organ Transplant
Surveys commissioned by the NHS Blood and Transplant have revealed that about 300 people across the Wales are waiting from past three years to get their organs transplanted.
The results given by the survey also highlighted the fact that for the complete elimination of these delays, a large numbers of kidney, liver, heart and other solid organ donors are required.
Sally Johnson, Director for organ donation and transplantation at NHS Blood and Transplant added, “We all know how annoying it is to wait for something we want – be it a bus, exam results or a delivery at home – but our lives don’t depend on it. One should see in their mind’s eye that how it feels to be one of those waiting on standard three years for a life saving organ transplant”.
The National Transplant Week also requested the people to register themselves in the NHS Organ Donor Register, so that they can give new life to many people.
Welsh Government Health Minister, Lesley Griffiths quoted that due to the long delays, every week, a person in Wales’s dies therefore the people need lots of supporters who can join the noble cause and if the number of the contributor’s increases, then for sure many lives will be saved.
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