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120,000 join the donor register

120,000 people have signed up to the Organ Donor Register this week. ITV's From the Heart campaign has taken place during the week of Valentine's Day to raise awareness of organ donation.

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Half of population say organ donation is family decision

Half of the population believe the family should always have the final say on whether a relative's organs are donated, according to the latest poll conducted by ComRes for ITV News.

  • 49% think the family should always have the final say on whether or not their relative's organs are donated.
  • 38% disagree that the family should always have final say on the matter.
  • 13% aren't sure.
  • 47% think that after the death of a loved one, it should be assumed that organs will be donated, unless the family have an objection.
  • Men are more likely than women to agree that the family should always have the final say: 52% versus 45%

ComRes surveyed 2,055 people in total.

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