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NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) officials have offered their "heartfelt thanks" to the families who donated their deceased loved one's organs and "helped transform the lives of others".
Sally Johnson, director of organ donation and transplantation at NHSBT, said.
A record number of people have donated organs after death in the UK, health officials announced.
Last year organs were taken from 1,323 people who died - a 13.7% rise on the previous year, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said.
The organs were given to 3,500 people, a spokeswoman for the body, which is responsible for organ donations in the health service, said.
The figures for 2013 also show that 58.6% of bereaved families who were asked to donate their loved one's organs did so - a rise from 56.5% the previous year.