Organ donations rise by 50%

The number of people donating organs after death has risen by 50 per cent in the last five years, beating the target set by the NHS in 2008. Over the last year more than 1,200 people donated organs, helping to save 3,100 lives.

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Organ donations rise by 50% in past five years

The number of people donating organs after death has risen by 50 per cent in the last five years.

Around 3,100 transplants took place within the last 12 months, with more than 1,200 people donating their organs.

In 2008, the Organ Donation Taskforce was established Credit: Clive Gee/PA Archive

The increase has been credited to the hard work and dedication of staff, the NHS said.

In 2008, the Organ Donation Taskforce was established to find ways to get more people to donate, as there had been almost no increase in the number of donated organs over the previous decade.

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