Recently we carried out a survey in our school about organ transplants. We asked a range of people in our school from the year S1 to S6 and staff. We surveyed 54 pupils and staff.
84% of pupils and staff thought that organ transplants were a good idea.
Only 43% of pupils and staff had heard of Transplant Games which are being held in North Lanarkshire this year in July.
51% of pupils and staff we surveyed estimated that 300-500 people in Scotland are waiting to get a transplant.
According to the Scottish Government:
At the end of March 2016 there were 542 patients waiting for a transplant in Scotland, with a further 284 temporarily suspended from transplant lists.
Despite this, half of pupils and staff we surveyed estimated that between 25%-50% of people in Scotland carry a donor card.In fact 43% of people in Scotland carry a donor card but only 38% North Lanarkshire