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Transplant fact file for the Anglia region

Nearly 1,000 people need a transplant in the Anglia region Photo: Clive Gee/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Almost a thousand people in the Anglia region need an organ transplant and there's a desperate shortage of donors.

  • 685 people are currently on the active transplant list in the region
  • 304 need a transplant but are not on the 'active' list usually because they are too ill to survive an operation
  • 45 people in the region die each year while on the transplant list
  • 455 people receive a transplant every year
  • 2,329,067 people in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire are on the Organ Donor Register
  • More than two-thirds of the population are not signed up the the Organ Donor Register.

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