National Transplant Week starts on 9th July 2012

The gift of an organ to a patient who is in desperate need can be life-saving. A single individual can, after their death, donate their organs to save the lives and sight of up to 7 different people. Many people in the UK are waiting for organs to be donated and, every day, three people (1000 people per year) die waiting. Whilst the majority of people in the UK would accept an organ for themselves or their children to save their lives, only 29% are actually on the organ donor list.

The NHS Blood and Transplant team are promoting this important issue in easy-to-read infographics; the full series is found at:  http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/ukt/campaigns/campaign-materials.asp

So, join the NHS Organ Donor Register today.  It only takes a few minutes to do this online at http://bit.ly/7t7JBa 

It could be the best gift you ever give.