Celebrities, including Birmingham actor David Harewood have shown the public how important it is to let those closest to them know that they want to be an organ donor.
Figures released by National Transplant Week, which starts today, has shown:
- Around 7,300 people are currently on a waiting list for a life-saving transplant
- Although 95% of families agree to donation if they know a loved one has registered, less than half of people agree if they do not know their relative's wishes
- Last year, there were 1,212 people who donated their organs after death, but only 56 of those were from ethnic minority groups
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A report is being released today, which includes a series of recommendations at reducing child poverty in Birmingham.
Bright or sunny spells across the region, especially in the morning but occasional showers are likely to develop in the afternoon.
A drier and brighter start to the day, but turning fairly cloudy by afternoon with showers or outbreaks of rain.