Search

GPs urge residents to consider organ donation during National Transplant Week

14:45 07 July 2014

Local GPs are urging residents to sign the organ donor register to mark National Transplant Week, which starts today.

The NHS is encouraging people of all backgrounds to consider donating their organs to those in need when they die.

Blood type plays an important part in organ donation, as it is more likely that an organ match will be made if the patient and the donor are of the same ethnicity.

Dr Zuhair Zarifa, Chair of NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group and a local GP, emphasised the importance of speaking to family and friends about organ donation.

A person can donate their heart and heart valves, lungs, two kidneys, pancreas, liver and small bowel as well as the cornea of the eye, bone, skin, tendons and cartilage. Or donors can choose which specific organs and tissues they would like to donate.

For more information call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk

Read more:Custom House teacher hailed a hero after donating kidney to pupil

Schoolgirl who received life-saving transplant from her teacher speaks about her plans for the future

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 13:26
Hadia Harif, 4, from Portway Primary School as Little Red Riding Hood

If you saw superheroes on the street or bunnies on the bus this morning, you’re not going mad.

Twitter
Yesterday, 12:36
Hughes had been attending the match between West Ham and QPR

A football fan has been convicted of punching a female police officer in the face as she tried to arrest him.

Yesterday, 12:13
Margaret Eniola, Adrian Packer, Richard Verrall and Justin Eniola. The three men plan to undertake endurance events to raise money for a charity setup by Margaret.

Three friends will be taking part in three endurance events over the coming months to raise money for a Stratford based charity.

Nigeria
Yesterday, 07:00
Children across the boough will mark World Book Day

An army of Harry Potters, white rabbits and superheroes will arrive in schools across the borough to celebrate the joys of reading.

Twitter

Most read news

A one-off version is being auctioned off for Comic Relief.

A man has now been jailed for the attack which left the officer unconscious.

The thieves were in and out in one minute – much like in the films.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder