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Ten people in Fenland are currently waiting for organ transplants but only a third of district's residents are registered donors




With only one in three people in Fenland registered as an organ donor and news that 35 people died in five years in Cambridgeshire waiting for a transplant a local man has added his support to an appeal for more donors.

Mike Hawes and his wife Wendy are fundraising for the Royal Papworth Hospital and also urging people to join the organ donor register after he was given a life-saving heart transplant. (4031603)
Mike Hawes and his wife Wendy are fundraising for the Royal Papworth Hospital and also urging people to join the organ donor register after he was given a life-saving heart transplant. (4031603)

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) are urging families across the county to talk about registering during Organ Donation Week. Seventy three people in Cambridgeshire had their lives saved by a transplant last year - 10 of them were in Fenland, among them was Manea man Mike Hawes.

Last November Mike underwent a heart transplant using a pioneering technique at the Royal Papworth Hospital. He knows he is one of the lucky ones and only had to wait around six weeks for his new heart.


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