Almost 20,000 registered organ donars in Mid Ulster

UUP's Jo-Anne Dobson, greets Joe Brolly, at Stormont, for a public consultation on organ donation. The introduction of a presumed consent model of organ donation in Northern Ireland would effectively wipe out waiting lists in the region, a leading campaigner has insisted. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 4, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Donors. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire

UUP's Jo-Anne Dobson, greets Joe Brolly, at Stormont, for a public consultation on organ donation. The introduction of a presumed consent model of organ donation in Northern Ireland would effectively wipe out waiting lists in the region, a leading campaigner has insisted. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 4, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Donors. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire

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MID ULSTER has almost 20,000 registered organ donars it was revealed in recent weeks.

Figures released by the NHS Blood and Transplant to website thedetail.tv revealed that Organ Donor Register has 18,584 in the BT47 postcode area.

In the Mid-Ulster electoral area there were 49 organ donors in the period for which the information was released.

Some 40 deceased donors gave their organs, while nine living donors donated their organs.

There are 560,019 people on the National Organ Donation register in Northern Ireland with the BT71 area that includes Coalisland the most represented.

In this postcode 10,396 people are registered organ donors should something happen them.

The Cookstown area is also well represented on the register with the BT80 postcode accounting for 6,033 potential organ donors.

There are 5,386 people registered with the Organ Donation Register in the BT70 postcode which contains Dungannon.

The information provided by thedetail.tv also revealed the number of donors in the local area over the last 10 years.

The Fermanagh and South Tyrone electoral area contained 38 donors over the last decade, between April 2003 and March 2013.

There were 32 deceased donors who donated organs to help save the lives of others while six selfless living donors donated organs over the 10 year period.

The issue of organ donation and live organ donation has had it’s profile raised recently with the Opt For Life campaign fronted by controversial GAA pundit Joe Brolly campaigning for a change in legislation both north and south of the border. Check website for more details.