Organ Donation Week
September 11, 2017 13:00
Organ Donation Week has just ended, I hope that those of you who follow me on social media have been paying attention to my posts and took the right decision to sign up to the NHS Organ Donation Register:
Nearly 49,000 people in the UK have had to wait for a transplant in the last decade and on average 3 people die a day while waiting. What if you, or someone you love, was waiting for a transplant, with your life on hold?
A donation is where a person donates their organs and tissues for transplant to someone else.
You can help save thousands of lives in the UK every year by signing up to become an organ donor. Anyone can register to donate their organs and tissue when they die, regardless of their age.
Becoming an organ donor only takes a few minutes to register online but can bring a lifetime of health and happiness to those who are waiting for a transplant. Sadly, on average, around 3 people die every day waiting for a suitable organ.
When you register we will send you an organ donor card. If you have lost your card or need a new one please call us on 0300 123 23 23.
Organ and tissue donation
Most organs are donated by deceased donors and used to help someone who needs a transplant. Some organs, like the kidney and liver, can be donated by living donors.
Incredible advances in medical science mean that more people each year are able to benefit from donated tissue, including corneas and bone.
Please do the right thing and sign up.