February 15 2018
If you want to be a donor, your family’s support is still needed for organ donation to go ahead. Talking about your wish to donate your organs now makes it easier for your family to support your decision and for you to support theirs.
You could help someone waiting for that vital call, by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register and by talking about it with your family.
Jo Adamou, whose daughter Cissy has had a heart and a kidney transplant said: “You don’t realise the impact of having a child or anyone you love waiting for a transplant can have on you and the difference an organ donation can make. It’s incredible that people donate, words cannot describe how grateful you feel.”
Only one in every 100 people will die in circumstances where they could donate, so every donor is precious.
There are a number of ways in which you can help
Three people die every day waiting for a transplant. Ask yourself, if you could save someone’s life when you die, would you?