Take heart from our cam­paign

Daily Mirror - - ALISON PHILLIPS -

This Christ­mas, while the rest of us were stuff­ing our­selves silly and en­joy­ing time with fam­ily, 298 peo­ple re­mained with­out the one thing they des­per­ately wanted and needed – a new heart.

The num­ber of those in ur­gent need of surgery was ac­tu­ally up by 24%.

This year, the Mir­ror has cam­paigned con­sis­tently for a change in the or­gan donor law which would mean peo­ple have to opt out of be­com­ing a donor rather than opt­ing in.

It could save hun­dreds of lives and the plan is now out for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

Let’s hope by this time next year a new law is in place and far fewer Bri­tons spend the fes­tive pe­riod des­per­ate for a new heart or any other or­gan.

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