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World Donation Week

Precious gifts that save lives

Every September between 18th and 24th holds the annual campaign week to raise awareness of the need for donors and to help save the lives of others.

What is Organ Donation?

Organ donation is a transplant of removing a unhealthy organ from the body and replacing it with a healthy one which has been donated. More than 3000 lives are either saved or improved each year by organ donations.

There are some organs which can be donated whilst a person is still alive and some that can only be donated when a person has passed away.

**!! Every organ donor could save up to 8 lives !!**

What can be donated?

Some of the above organs can be donated whilst still alive and some only when a person has passed away

What if you change your mind?

What may be right for you one week may not be right the next week, choosing what you do with your body and organs during and after life is your choice. You always have an option to change your mind.

  • You can opt to be on the register and then opt to not be (this is not the same as opting out).
  • You can change this at any time
  • You can decide which organs you do or don’t want to donate

Did you know…

  • Since April over 1300 patients have received a transplant
  • There are still over 7,000 waiting for a transplant
  • Even if you suffer from a form or illness, some organs can still be donated to save the lives of others
  • Your family can override your decision – always talk to them about your decision and explain why

Do you want to donate? Opt out? Have more questions? Still undecided?

Use the link below to direct you to the NHS Organ Donation Website where you will find more benefits and how you will still be cared for after death if you choose to be a donor

NHS Organ Donation