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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to ratify and implement the Council of Europe Convention against trafficking in human organs signed on 23 March 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom formally signed the Council of Europe Convention on Organ Trafficking on 25 March 2015 and has legislation in place to ensure consent is always provided to prevent organ trafficking. The Government also supports the 2008 Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism, which encourages all countries to draw up legal and professional frameworks to govern organ donation and transplantation activities.</p><p> </p><p>When the UK signed the convention, it did so on the basis that it reserved the right not to apply the jurisdiction rules laid down in paragraph 1.d and e of Article 10 of the convention. There are no current plans to ratify the convention.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T10:23:38.623Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T10:23:38.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that donated organs are suitable for transplant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 216752 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Potential donors are screened for a number of infections, such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis, Cytomegalovirus and Human T-cell lymphotropic virus. In addition, organs are routinely evaluated prior to retrieval, during retrieval and before implantation by both the retrieval team and the transplantation clinical team.</p><p> </p><p>Trained Specialist Nurses in Organ Donation review the donor’s clinical notes and contact the general practitioner or relevant health professional to obtain the medical history. In order to build an accurate background of the donor’s social and medical history, the Specialist Nurse approaches the family to gather information about the potential donor’s lifestyle choices, travel history and other factors that may impact on whether or not a donor’s organs are appropriate for transplantation, using a standard form to ensure that all relevant history is captured. The decision whether or not to accept an organ for a patient is ultimately made by the transplant surgeon, using their clinical expertise and the information collected to carefully weigh up the risks.</p><p> </p><p>In line with guidance, the transplant team discuss with the potential recipient any known risks associated with the organ which could affect its function in the short and long term before obtaining consent for its use.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T13:07:31.897Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T13:07:31.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people in Denton and Reddish constituency are registered organ donors; and what plans he has to increase the number of organ donors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
star this property answer text <p>Denton and Reddish constituency figures can be found below, with comparative information for the North West region and the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>NHS Organ Donor Register registrations</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Denton and Reddish</p></td><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>UK</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mid-2012 population estimate</p></td><td><p>86,073</p></td><td><p>7,080,000</p></td><td><p>63,930,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ODR as at 8 January 2015</p></td><td><p>26,762</p></td><td><p>2,137,957</p></td><td><p>20,894,599</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% of population on the ODR</p></td><td><p>31.1</p></td><td><p>30.2</p></td><td><p>32.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><em>Source:</em> NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)</p></td><td><p><em> </em></p></td><td><p><em> </em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK Health Departments and NHSBT have committed to develop national strategies to promote a shift in public attitudes. A new seven year UK-wide organ donation and transplantation strategy <em>Taking</em><em> Organ Donation towards 2020 </em>was published by NHSBT in July 2013. The strategy focuses on increasing consent rates, encouraging people to be proud to donate, making the UK system comparable with the best of the world and giving many more people the opportunity of receiving a transplant. The strategy is available online at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/to2020/" target="_blank">http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/to2020/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In partnership with the Cabinet Office and the Department of Health, NHSBT has developed an approach to prompt people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register via Government owned channels such as applying for a driving licence and paying car tax online. Most recently, NHSBT’s Christmas campaign in December 2014 encouraged people to sign up to the NHS organ donor register.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the UK by April 2014, organ donation rates increased by 60% and transplant rates by 47% since 2008. The government continues to support work to further increase donation and transplantation rates, particularly promoting collaborative working amongst organisations and raising awareness of donation in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic population.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2015-01-14T16:39:57.497Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-14T16:39:57.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people from BAME backgrounds in (a) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency and (b) the North West have registered on the organ donation register. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 220458 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background in Liverpool Wavertree and the North West on the Organ Donor Register and on the active transplant list (both as at 12 January 2015) are shown in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Proportion on the Organ Donor Register</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Area</p></td><td><p>White</p></td><td><p>BAME</p></td><td><p>Ethnicity not reported on ODR</p></td><td><p>Percentage of BAME reported on ODR</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wavertree</p></td><td><p>6,608</p></td><td><p>339</p></td><td><p>18,034</p></td><td><p>4.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>520,623</p></td><td><p>13,505</p></td><td><p>1,604,446</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em> NHS Blood and Transplant</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Proportion on the active transplant list</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Area</p></td><td><p>White</p></td><td><p>BAME</p></td><td><p>Ethnicity not reported on active list</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wavertree</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>672</p></td><td><p>146</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>835</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em> NHS Blood and Transplant</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 220459 more like this
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less than 2015-01-15T17:28:27.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T17:28:27.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people from BAME backgrounds in (a) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency and (b) the North West are currently on the organ donation waiting list. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background in Liverpool Wavertree and the North West on the Organ Donor Register and on the active transplant list (both as at 12 January 2015) are shown in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Proportion on the Organ Donor Register</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Area</p></td><td><p>White</p></td><td><p>BAME</p></td><td><p>Ethnicity not reported on ODR</p></td><td><p>Percentage of BAME reported on ODR</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wavertree</p></td><td><p>6,608</p></td><td><p>339</p></td><td><p>18,034</p></td><td><p>4.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>520,623</p></td><td><p>13,505</p></td><td><p>1,604,446</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em> NHS Blood and Transplant</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Proportion on the active transplant list</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Area</p></td><td><p>White</p></td><td><p>BAME</p></td><td><p>Ethnicity not reported on active list</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wavertree</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>672</p></td><td><p>146</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>835</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em> NHS Blood and Transplant</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2015-01-15T17:28:27.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T17:28:27.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for NHS Blood and Transplant to extend the collection of ethnic origin data to all sources of organ donation registration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-16more like thismore than 2015-01-16
star this property answer text <p>It is not mandatory for an individual to specify their ethnicity when joining the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR). However, all registration routes operated by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) ask individuals for their ethnic origin. In addition, NHSBT encourages new and existing registration partners to capture ethnicity where possible, but this can be difficult to implement when ethnicity is not recorded as part of the transaction, such as applications for a driving licence or registration through the Boots Advantage Card.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHSBT is currently redesigning the ODR from June 2015. This will then enable the capture of the religious affiliation of registrants through its own registration routes. The new ODR will also enable NHSBT to capture ethnicity data in line with classifications of ethnic group used by the Office for National Statistics.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2015-01-16T14:34:50.14Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-16T14:34:50.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of potential changes to the number of organ donations from a move to an opt-out system for organ donations; and what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of organ donors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Charlotte Leslie more like this
star this property uin 222858 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department will monitor the Opt-Out changes in legislation in Wales, to be introduced in December 2015, and the impact on donation rates. We continue to work closely with the Welsh Government to identify ways we can build on the significant increase in organ donations achieved since 2008, giving many more people the opportunity of a transplant.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A new seven year United Kingdom-wide organ donation and transplantation strategy was published by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) on 11 July 2013. In respect of increasing consent rates, the strategy encourages people to be proud to donate and aims to make the UK system comparable with the best of the world.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHSBT continues to support work to increase donation and transplantation rates, particularly promoting collaborative working amongst organisations and raising awareness of donation in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic population.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2015-02-05T17:35:05.44Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-05T17:35:05.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) East Lancashire and (c) the North West were registered as organ donors in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
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Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is in the following table.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Pendle Constituency</p></td><td><p>East Lancashire<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>North West (formerly NW Strategic Health Authority)<sup> 3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Population estimates<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>89,613</p></td><td><p>530,605</p></td><td><p>7,084,337</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>As at 31 March 2013</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number on the Organ Donor Register (ODR)</p></td><td><p>19,505</p></td><td><p>121,393</p></td><td><p>1,838,938</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% of population on the ODR</p></td><td><p>21.8%</p></td><td><p>22.9%</p></td><td><p>26.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>As at 31 March 2014</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number on the ODR</p></td><td><p>20,538</p></td><td><p>128,042</p></td><td><p>1,944,244</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% of population on the ODR</p></td><td><p>22.9%</p></td><td><p>24.1%</p></td><td><p>27.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>As at 12 March 2015</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number on the ODR</p></td><td><p>22,600</p></td><td><p>141,902</p></td><td><p>2,148,575</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>% of population on the ODR</p></td><td><p>25.2%</p></td><td><p>26.7%</p></td><td><p>30.3%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em> NHS Blood and Transplant</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Notes:</em></p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup> Source: Office for National Statistics mid-2012 population estimates</p><p> </p><p><sup> </sup></p><p> </p><p><sup>2</sup> East Lancashire comprising the districts of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><sup>3 </sup>Former NW Strategic Health Authority 9areas now grouped by Clinical Commissioning Groups on a regional basis) comprises:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ashton, Leigh and Wigan</p><p> </p><p>Blackburn with Darwen</p><p> </p><p>Blackpool</p><p> </p><p>Bolton</p><p> </p><p>Bury</p><p> </p><p>Central and Eastern Cheshire</p><p> </p><p>Central Lancashire</p><p> </p><p>Cumbria</p><p> </p><p>East Lancashire</p><p> </p><p>Halton and St Helens</p><p> </p><p>Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale</p><p> </p><p>Knowsley</p><p> </p><p>Liverpool</p><p> </p><p>Manchester</p><p> </p><p>North Lancashire</p><p> </p><p>Oldham</p><p> </p><p>Salford</p><p> </p><p>Sefton</p><p> </p><p>Stockport</p><p> </p><p>Tameside and Glossop</p><p> </p><p>Trafford</p><p> </p><p>Warrington</p><p> </p><p>Western Cheshire</p><p> </p><p>Wirral</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2015-03-18T17:16:55.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-18T17:16:55.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise public awareness and acceptance of the importance of organ donation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
star this property uin 2626 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>We are supporting a number of initiatives to raise awareness and to encourage more people to consent to organ donation. This will give many more people the opportunity of a transplant. Government funding through NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) supports campaigns to promote public awareness about the importance of organ donation and transplantation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHSBT also works collaboratively with a number of partners in the private, public and third sectors to promote organ donation, such as the Boots Advantage Card. People can also add their name to the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR) via Government owned channels such as applying for a driving licence and paying car tax online.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department also supports a number of initiatives to raise awareness in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to become donors. Less than 5% of deceased organ donors are BAME, yet patients from BAME communities represent around a quarter of people waiting for an organ transplant.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Underpinning NHSBT’s work to promote organ donation is encouraging people to join the ODR and to let their families and friends know that they have made a decision to donate. Encouraging this conversation is important as families are more likely to support donation if they know that is what they wanted. This was the focus of National Transplant Week in 2014. Plans for the 2015 event are being developed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property hansard heading Organs: Donors remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase awareness of organ donation. more like this
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David Simpson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-03more like thismore than 2015-07-03
star this property answer text <p>We are supporting a number of initiatives to raise awareness and to encourage more people to consent to organ donation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) launched a new United Kingdom–wide organ donation and transplantation strategy in July 2013. <em>Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020</em> was developed by NHSBT and the four UK Health Departments. The strategy sets the agenda for increasing organ donation and transplantation rates to world class standards over the next few years. An aim to change behaviour and attitudes towards organ donation is a feature of this strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2014 NHSBT ran a successful campaign during National Transplant week entitled ‘Spell it out’. This encouraged people to tell their friends and family once they have signed up to the NHS Organ Donation Register (ODR). Last year’s campaign achieved higher levels of social media engagement than ever before, and media coverage reached 82% of adults. This year National Transplant Week takes place on 7 – 13 September.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department also supports a number of initiatives to raise awareness in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to become donors. Less than 5% of deceased organ donors are BAME, yet patients from BAME communities represent around a quarter of people waiting for a transplant.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHSBT also works collaboratively with a number of partners in the private, public and third sectors to promote organ donation, such as Boots Advantage Card. People can also add their name to the ODR via Government owned channels such as applying for a driving licence and paying car tax online.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
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