Sorry, Eric Abidal fans – nothing to report today, probably on account of the fact that Barca had such a close shave last night the Champions League quarter final, they wouldn’t have wanted to bring on a defender anyway.
Besides that though, a report out today shows that organ transplants are on the up – an increase by no less than 50% since 2008 in fact. Hey guys, I am in those statistics.
But, shockingly, this increase is not down to more people registering to be donors – it is down more to nurses and transplant coordinators doing more at the time of bereavement to persuade families to release their deceased loved ones’ organs.
And in fact, of the deceased donor card carriers, 125 family members over-ruled their loved ones’ wishes and prevented organ removal. Remembering that body has the potential to provide up to nine people through the donation of a heart, lungs, two kidneys, pancreas, liver and small bowel and two corneas, that is quite a call to be made by people.
So, I believe this report shows that there is a trend upwards towards more organs being made available – it still staggers me though, that with all new legislations made by consecutive governments, there still seems to be a reluctance to push through the opt-out system that would radically transform, overnight, the number of organs made available for transplant and would potentially save the lives of thousands.
The only reason for not transplanting then would possibly be down to the lack of doctors, nurses and hospital beds – but that is a problem worth solving, is it not?
If you decide that now is the time to register to carry a donor card – just click here