This Weeks is National Transplant Week, With 3 people dying everyday while waiting for transplants This week is so important for raising awareness and getting people to sign up for he organ donation register.
This year the campaign focuses not only on signing up but also on tell family and friends your wishes, so this news does not come as a surprise at the time off your loss.
http://www.transplantweek.co.uk/ Visit this website for more details as well as touching life changing stories.
Facts about Organ Donation
- 10,000 currently need a transplant in the UK, and three people die everyday whilst waiting.
- Whilst 96% of us would take an organ if we needed one, only 28% of us are on the register.
- Simply carrying a donor card does notmean you are on the register, you need to sign up to join the database from this website.
- Anyone can register on the NHS Organ Donor Register. Age isn't a barrier to being an organ and/or tissue donor, and nor are most medical conditions.
To join the register visit this website http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/ukt/
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