The number of children receiving life-saving heart transplants has more than doubled since the Mirror’s organ donation campaign.
Increased nationwide awareness triggered by the Change the Law for Life drive has seen a rise in donations despite the virus pandemic.
The surge came despite a partial NHS shutdown during the lockdown, with most taking place even before the law change to presume consent had come into effect.
Until this year the consent rate had flatlined at 67% in 2018/19 and 68% in 2019/20.
At the height of the pandemic in March this year it reached 75%.
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September 29, 2020