The UK should ‘learn from’ Wales’ to improve donation numbers, an official body said.
A report released by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said the UK should make it easier to donate organs, promoting a shift in behavior to increase consent.
NHSBT aims to improve consent rates to above 80%, from 57% in the UK at the moment.
Since 2008, donation rates have risen 50%, according to NHSBT chief executive Lynda Hamlyn.
“We need to harness the energy and enthusiasm that achieved this historic increase and use the momentum created to achieve the ambitious goals set out in our new strategy,” she said.
Developed with nurses and doctors as well as commissioners, the strategy aims to ensure that everyone has a greater chance of a transplant operation.
Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 - a UK Strategy, aims to bring the UK deceased donor rate up to 26 per million of the population.
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