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Tim speaks out in Parliament for action on organ donation at Westmorland General Hospital

November 10, 2010 12:00 AM
Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH

Tim Farron, has used Parliamentary Health Question Tim to urge the government to ensure that proper procedures are in place to enable every hospital to effectively and sensitively encourage organ donation.

Westmorland MP, Tim Farron, has used Parliamentary Health Question Tim to urge the government to ensure that proper procedures are in place to enable every hospital to effectively and sensitively encourage organ donation.

Thanks to a recent campaign successfully organised by the Westmorland Gazette many more local people have signed up to the organ donors' register. However Westmorland General Hospital is without an organ donation coordinator. Coordinators are needed to approach donor families and organise procedures to ensure potential organs do not go to waste.

Speaking today Tim said, "The campaign by the Westmorland Gazette has worked brilliantly in raising awareness of the need for more organ donors and at encouraging people to sign up to the register to help save thousands of lives.

"What we need the government to do now is ensure that effective procedures and proper training for staff is in place in hospitals like Westmorland General Hospital to ensure that families of potential organ donors are encouraged to use their own personal tragedy to give hope to so many others."