Organs: Donors

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the NHS Blood and Transplant budget was spent in 2015-16 on awareness campaigns to encourage more people to join the organ donor register.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

In 2015-16, NHS Blood and Transplant spent £1.2 million to deliver the behaviour change interventions in England. This included awareness campaigns to increase the number of registered organ donors and encourage conversations around donation wishes. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also ran campaigns that were funded on a devolved basis.

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