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Council Supports Organ Donation Week

Mid Ulster District Council is encouraging residents to opt in to organ donation this Organ Donation Week, from the 7th – 13th September.

Organ Donation Week highlights the importance of joining the organ donor register and sharing your decision with your family and friends, with only 47% of the population here registered as organ donors.

Councillor Cathal Mallaghan, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, said:

Most of us would accept an organ if we needed one, yet less than half the population here have joined the NHS organ donor register. By opting in and talking to your family about your decision, you could help save up to 9 lives. If this is something you’ve ever considered, please take the time to opt in to organ donation and register online.

At present there are 115 people on the transplant waiting list, this organ donation week give the gift of life by joining the register.

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