Organ donations in the UK 'at highest level ever'

More people are donating their organs in Britain than ever, according to health officials

The last financial year was a "record year" for organ donation and transplantation in the UK, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHS BT) has said.

File photo of an organ donor card.
In 2013/14 there were 4,655 transplants carried out - a 10% rise on the previous year. Credit: Clive Gee/PA Archive

In 2013/14 there were 4,655 transplants carried out - a 10% rise on the previous year, a spokeswoman said.

New figures, published by the authority to mark National Transplant Week, show that almost one in four of the transplants were organs from "living donors".

The remainder of organ donations came after a death.

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Organ donations in the UK 'at highest level ever'

The last financial year was a "record year" for organ donation and transplantation in the UK, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHS BT) said. In 2013/14 there were 4,655 transplants carried out across the UK - a 10% rise on the previous year.