Local MP supports NHS donation campaign

Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh is supporting new NHS campaigns to encourage blood and organ donation.

Wednesday, 4th January 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:03 pm

The Health Service is keen to drive up blood donations in Sheffield. In Sheffield Heeley, just 924 people – around one per cent of the constituency – have given blood. They are also reminding people to register as Organ Donors through their #TimeToSign campaign. Despite majority approval for organ donation, only 35 per cent of people are registered donors.

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Ms Haigh has been guiding a bill on organ donation through Parliament, aiming to provide statutory leave for those who donate to others. The bill is due for debate on January 20th.

Ms Haigh said: “Organ donation is a selfless act that has the potential to save hundreds of lives. There are over 6,500 people awaiting transplants. Blood donation is quick and easy too.”