Organ donation rises by 50 percent in just half a decade

Organ donation rises by 50% in just five years, helping a third more people have life-saving transplantsThere were 1,200 new donors in the last year alone, new figures show But doctors say more work still needs to be done to further boost donation7,300 Britons need an organ transplant and three die each day waitingCampaigners say key problem is relatives overriding the wishes of deceased PUBLISHED: 11:16 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 GMT, 11 April 2013 Organ donation has shot up by a staggering 50 per cent within the past five years.

Nurses treat fewer than half of dying patients with the dignity they deserve, warn bereaved relatives

Nurses treat fewer than half of dying patients with the dignity they deserve, warn bereaved relatives The Government has published the first survey of its kind involving 22,000 bereaved relatives to find out the level of care for dying patientsIt reveals that only 48% of patients were always treated with dignity and respect by nurses in hospital | UPDATED: 15:55 GMT, 3 July 2012 Half of bereaved relatives say nurses did not always treat their loved ones with dignity in their final days, a report has found.