Monday, 8 July 2013

National Transplant Week 2013!!




Would you take an organ if you needed one? 

Nearly everyone would. But only 31% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register.
 
More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant. Of these, 1000 each year - that's three a day - will die because there are not enough organs available.


Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving or life-enhancing gift to others.

One donor can save the life of several people, restore the sight of two others and improve the quality of life of many more.

The more people who pledge to donate their organs and tissue after their death, the more people stand to benefit. By choosing to join the NHS Organ Donor Register you could help to make sure life goes on for many others

Joining the register records your agreement to the use of your organs and tissue for transplantation after your death.

When you register it is important that you tell those closest to you about your decision.

You can join the NHS Organ Donor Register by:

Filling in a form online HERE!!

It takes a matter of minutes and you could save someone's life!!

Calling the NHS Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23
(Lines are open 24 hours a day all year round. Calls are charged at your contracted rate for local calls)

By texting SAVE to 62323

You can also join when you are:
Registering for a driving licence
Applying for a Boots Advantage card
Registering at a GP surgery
Registering for a European Health Insurance card (EHIC) 

If you are still not convinced read this..



4 comments :

  1. I am grateful that one family in particular did consent to donate their 17-year-old son's organs when he passed away unexpectedly. Their loss enhanced the lives of seven people, including my brother. Thank you for talking about organ donation.

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    1. Wow! So pleased you're brother is ok!

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  2. Great that you're publicising too. It's something we shy away from, but for me it's a no brainer. My son has CF and it always hits home when I read that 1 in 3 people with CF on the transplant waiting list die waiting.

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    1. It is so sad people are dying because others don't think to sign up!
      Thanks for commenting!!

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