40% of families say no to donating organs

As part of ITV's From the Heart campaign, ITV Tyne Tees is looking at the issue of organ donation - and how to increase the number of donors.

NHS research conducted in Newcastle shows families asked whether they will donate a relative's organs shortly after their death say no 40% of the time. Even among those who have signed the organ donor register, expressing a wish to donate, one in ten families says no.

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From the Heart campaign

As part of ITV's From the Heart campaign, we look at the shortage of organ donors and speak to some of the hundreds of people in the North East waiting for transplants.