NHS - Organ Donation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0574
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Almost 4,000 people registered as donors in Harrow last year, contributing to the 1.2 million people nationally who put their name on the list.

But statistics show that London, in general, is lagging behind the rest of the country, with just 29 per cent of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR).

This compares to 36 per cent nationally and campaigners are encouraging people to talk openly about organ donation in a bid to smoothen the process of signing up. Will you use your role as Mayor to encourage people to support the campaign?

Answer

Answer for NHS - Organ Donation

Answer for NHS - Organ Donation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware of the effort being put into promoting organ donation, and the importance of donation to diverse communities across London.   As Chair of the London Health Board I will do what I can to support these efforts.

Consultation with Londoners on my Health Inequalities Strategy closed in November 2017. We received over two thousand responses from individuals and two hundred responses from organisations.

My officers are now analysing these responses and later this year I will publish the strategy which will guide how I engage on health inequalities issues in the coming years.