The number of organ donors in the UK falls for the first time in 10 years

Few people die under circumstances that allow their organs to be successfully donated. In the UK, the number of such deaths has fallen by 3% in 2014 compared to a year ago. That means, for the first time in a decade, the number of people who could donate their organs has fallen, too.

For someone to become a potential organ donor, the person has to be declared brain dead (or assumed to have no other way to recover) while their body is kept on a ventilator. In such a situation, after...

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