Dr Paul Murphy, an intensive care consultant in Leeds and NHS Blood and Transplants national lead for organ donation called the 50% increase in donations a "landmark event". He said:
It is testament to the changes we have made at every level in hospitals to deliver this, to the commitment of critical care and emergency department staff to donation, and most of all to the generosity of donors and their families. But we can and must do more, because patients continue to die needlessly waiting for an organ transplant.
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