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The page contains the latest press releases and photographs of Caroline's work in Parliament.

For specific media questions please contact ryan.sutton@parliament.uk or 01794 521155.

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Caroline Supports Organ Donation Week

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Caroline Supports Organ Donation Week

Caroline Nokes MP supports appeal for families in Romsey and Southampton North to have a lifesaving talk during Organ Donation Week

Caroline Nokes and Andrew Remaine

Caroline Nokes MP is proudly supporting Organ Donation Week and an appeal for their constituents to talk about organ donation.

8 people in Romsey and Southampton North are on the NHS Organ Donor Register but Hundreds of lifesaving transplants are being missed around the country every year because families don’t know what their relative wanted.

During the week, NHS Blood and Transplant, hospitals, charities and supporters of organ donation are encouraging people across the UK to talk about organ donation with their relatives and friends.

Caroline: “I’m proud to support this lifesaving appeal and it’s really easy for everyone to take part – just have a chat.

“That chat might be the next time you sit down for a meal, when you are shopping or working, or when you are just driving in the car. If you want to be a donor, your family’s agreement is still needed for donation to go ahead, even if you are on the NHS Organ Donor Register.”

Families who agree to donate say it helps with their grief and that they feel enormous sense of pride at knowing their relative gave others the chance of a new beginning.

Fiona Loud, Policy Director of Kidney Care UK, commented: “At least one person dies every single day whilst waiting for a kidney transplant and of the 8 people on the waiting list in Romsey and Southampton North, around 90% of them are waiting for a kidney. You are more likely to need a transplant than to be a donor so please, this Organ Donation Week, just take a few minutes to have a think about what you would do if you needed a transplant, and have that life-saving chat with your family so they know your wishes.”

Anthony Clarkson, Assistant Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “We are really grateful for Caroline’s support because hundreds of lives are being lost every year.

“This Organ Donation Week, tell your family you want to save lives.  A few words now can make an extraordinary difference.

“If you are unsure about donation, please ask yourselves as a family; what would you do if one of you needed a transplant?  Would you accept a life-saving organ? If you’d take an organ, shouldn’t you be prepared to donate?”

There is a particular need for more black and Asian people to talk about donation. Patients from ethnic minority communities make up 29% of the national transplant waiting list but people from these communities are less likely to agree to donate. Organs from people from the same ethnic background are more likely to be a close match and give the best chance of a positive outcome.

 

 

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  • For more information contact Ryan Sutton on 01794 521155 or email ryan.sutton@parliament.uk

Notes to editors

 

  • NHS Blood and Transplant is a joint England and Wales Special Health Authority. We are responsible for ensuring a safe and efficient supply of blood and associated services to the NHS in England. We are also the organ donation organisation for the UK and are responsible for matching and allocating donated organs.
  • Kidney Care UK is the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity, providing practical, financial and emotional support for kidney patients and their families throughout the UK. We provide support for more than 100 patients every week and invest over £3million every year in patient grants. We believe that no-one should face kidney disease alone kidneycareuk.org