Call for more to be donors

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A PLEA is being made for Wearsiders to have a heart and sign up to be an organ donor.

Kidney Research UK has sent out a stark warning that the UK’s transplant waiting list will never be significantly reduced in size unless public attitudes towards organ donors change.

It carried out a survey and found while 87 per cent of people in the UK would accept a transplant if told they needed one, only one in three are actually on the organ donor register.

For details on becoming an organ donor or to find out more about kidney disease and the work being undertaken by Kidney Research UK, visit