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Organ Donation Education

Volume 501: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2009

23. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on the number of schools which have made use of the NHS Blood and Transplant Service's Give and Let Live organ donation education programme. (300161)

‘Give and Let Live’ is a free educational resource that helps young people decide if they want to give blood, donate bone marrow or join the NHS organ donor register.

The programme is available to all United Kingdom state and independent secondary schools.

The Secretary of State has many discussions with his Cabinet colleagues covering a variety of subjects and areas.

Moreover, departmental officials are in regular contact with their colleagues in the Department for Children, Schools and Families on all aspects of promoting to young people the importance of being a donor.