Three People a Day Still Die from a Shortage of Donors

Statistics today reveal that organ transplants are on the rise but still large numbers of people are dying in Britain because of a shortage of organ donors. The BBC report that family refusal is one of the biggest barriers; when families of recently deceased person refuse to let their organs be donated even if the dead person has agreed themselves to organ donation.

A year ago the BBC broadcast a documentary all about how the organs of one donor were distributed to save the lives of others:



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