'Half of adults' do not know how to become a donor

More needs to be done to raise awareness about organ donation, a survey has found, after it revealed that half of adults do not know how to become a donor.

Fifty per cent of British adults do not know how to sign up to the Organ Donor Register, with nearly 60 per cent admitted they were not signed up to the register.

Money spent on organ donation awareness campaigns is "at its lowest level for four years" Credit: Clive Gee/PA Archive

According to the British Transplant Society, who carried out the survey of 2,000 people, the amount of cash spent on organ donation awareness campaigns is "at its lowest level for four years".

The society called on ministers to do more to raise public awareness, adding that 500 people died while waiting for an organ to become available between 2011 and 2012.

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