As part of National Transplant Week, staff at Salisbury District Hospital will have a stand in main reception to raise awareness and support for organ donation and encourage people to join the organ donor register.
The initiative is part of a national campaign to increase the number of people who want to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and ensure that the discussion of organ transplant is usual practice when appropriate.
Last year Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust established a clinical lead for organ donation who is Anthony Warley, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Salisbury District Hospital. He works closely with the regional Transplant coordinator to raise awareness for the potential for organ and tissue donation locally in appropriate situations.
Anthony Warley said: "Last year more than 10,000 people in the UK were waiting for an organ transplant of some kind, so there continues to be an urgent need both regionally and nationally to increase donations across the country."
"It’s important that we take every opportunity to raise awareness of the issues and we will be available on Wednesday to provide advice and information for patients, staff and visitors at Salisbury District Hospital."
If anyone would like to find out more about National Transplant Week or how to join the organ donor register they can also visit the NHS Blood and Transplant website at
For further information please contact:
Public Relations Manager
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 01722 425170
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ
T: 01722 336262 E: CustomerCare@salisbury.nhs.uk
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