Families urge residents to sign up to organ donor

Families who have seen their loved ones wait for weeks for transplants have urged residents to sign up to the organ donation register.

Janet Wilkinson, whose nine month old son Jack is currently on the liver transplant list, and Dawn Patrick, whose niece is waiting for a liver transplant, will be at an information stand in Kettering’s Newlands Centre to try and raise awareness and to encourage people to sign up to the donor register.

The stand will be in the shopping centre from 10am to 3pm tommorrow, Saturday, 28.

The Telegraph reported earlier this year that the number of people signing up to the organ donor register was at a five year low in 2011.