Spike in people signing up to donate their organs through NHS app

Spike in people signing up to donate their organs through NHS app after 12million downloaded it for their Covid vaccine passports

  • Some 265,000 new organ donors have registered through the NHS app
  • App is used to prove Covid jab status and millions have downloaded it since May
  • More than 12million downloaded it app after the Covid Pass was introduced 

England has seen a spike in people signing up to be organ donors through the NHS app this year, figures show.

A total of 265,000 new donors have registered through the software, with 150,000 of them doing so between May and September.

The surge in the summer came as millions of Britons flocked to the app when the Covid Pass feature was introduced and domestic passports looked likely.

No10 started flirting with the idea of using proof of jab papers in bars, restaurants and other indoor settings in spring but has held off so far in England.

The measure has been brought in in Scotland however and a decisions will be taken in Wales in the coming days.

More than 12million Brits downloaded the NHS app after the Covid Pass was introduced, allowing people to prove their vaccination status with the click of a button.

In total 1.5million people in England have agreed to donate their organs when they die, according to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

England has seen a spike in people signing up to be organ donors through the NHS app this year, figures show.

A total of 265,000 new donors have registered through the software, with 150,000 of them doing so between May and September.

The surge in the summer came as millions of Britons flocked to the app when the Covid Pass feature was introduced and domestic passports looked likely.

No10 started flirting with the idea of using proof of jab papers in bars, restaurants and other indoor settings in spring but has held off so far in England.

The measure has been brought in in Scotland however and a decisions will be taken in Wales in the coming days.

More than 12million Brits downloaded the NHS app after the Covid Pass was introduced, allowing people to prove their vaccination status with the click of a button.

In total 1.5million people in England have agreed to donate their organs when they die, according to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

Around 150,000 people have registered to donate their organs after downloading the NHS app for their Covid vaccine passports

Signing up on the app allows people to notify their family of their decision digitally and also put in their preference as to whether they want an NHS staff member to explain how organ donations can be in line with their religious beliefs

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