Shock organ transplant figures

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Shock organ transplant figures

New figures have been released showing the number of people in the Connect FM area on the UK`s waiting list for an organ transplant.

In Cambridgeshire there are 54.

10 have been waiting longer than two years while 35 died between 2011 and 2015 because of a shortage of donors.

In Northamptonshire, 64 people are on the list – 21 for longer than two years and 7 for more than five years.

41 died between 2011 and 2015 because of a shortage of donors in the county.

The figures released today by NHS Blood and Transplant to coincide with the launch of a new organ donation campaign  The Wait to highlight the true scale of the donor organ shortage.

It centres on a day in the life of patient Simon Howell, 41, his wife Anita, also 41, and their children Sarah, 8, and James, 3.

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