STAFFORDSHIRE residents have been urged to make their wishes clear about organ donation after it was revealed 15 people had died because of the shortage of organs.
There are currently 175 people in the county waiting for a transplant while 51 people living in Staffordshire had a life-saving transplant last year.
The figures were published on Tuesday by NHS Blood and Transplant who are asking people to spell out their wishes during Transplant Week which runs until Sunday (13).
Sally Johnson, Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation for NHS Blood and Transplant said: “Last year 51 people living in Staffordshire benefited from a life-saving organ transplant thanks to families making the decision to donate when a loved one died, a decision that we know makes them incredibly proud.”
For further information about National Transplant Week and to register your organ donation decision go to www.transplantweek.co.uk.