Gordon Birtwistle, Member of Parliament for Burnley, has joined heart charity Children’s Heart Federation in its call to raise awareness of the need for more heart donors for children. Opinion polls in the UK show the vast majority of population is in favour of organ donation. Across the UK there are 6,893 people waiting for transplants.
Gordon Birtwistle MP has committed to working with the Children’s Heart Federation to raise awareness of the increased need for heart donors in Burnley and across the UK.
Commenting, the Burnley MP said:
“I’m supporting the Children’s Heart Federation in their call for all political parties, including my own, to commit to raising awareness of the need for heart donors for children. We’ve come a long way with medical advancements for these children over the years – we now need to look to their future.
“As you know, as health issues are close to my heart. I have fought hard to ensure the people of Burnley have the best medical care.”