Parents of boy with cancer join NHS organ donor campaign
By James Kelly and Jane Kirby
BBC News and PA Media
The parents of a three-year-old boy who needs a multi-organ transplant said it was "torture" waiting for a donor.
Katie and Graham Tatham's son Ralph needs the transplant as part of his treatment for liver cancer.
The London couple are urging others to join the organ donor register as part of a new national campaign led by NHS Blood and Transplant.
Figures show 52% of families gave consent for their child's organs to be donated in 2021-22.
That resulted in 40 organ donors under the age of 18 - there are 243 children currently waiting for a transplant.
The Consider This campaign, in partnership with marketing agency Wunderman Thompson, hopes to raise awareness of opting into organ donation.