NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) officials have offered their "heartfelt thanks" to the families who donated their deceased loved one's organs and "helped transform the lives of others".
Sally Johnson, director of organ donation and transplantation at NHSBT, said.
Last year we set out our aspiration to match the best countries in the world for organ donation and transplantation, and if we are going to achieve this we will need to see a revolution in attitudes in society towards donation.
The increase in donors reflects increasing support in hospitals to refer potential donors to us and more families being approached, but there has been little change in our attitude to donation over the last few years. It's still not something we would all be proud to do.
More top news
The National Trust has published a list of 50 things for children to do before they turn 11 and three-quarters, such as climbing a tree.
Osayamen Osawe left England two years ago with little knowledge of where was going but is now ready to prove a big hit at Kaiserslautern.
The Royals singer said her driver was "busting a nut" about having just had a star in his car, unaware of who was now on the back seat.