Let's talk organ donation

Let’s talk organ donation

If you’ve somehow been hiding under a rock for the past few months, you might have missed Lewis Capaldi’s hit song ‘Someone You Loved’ and the original music video telling the story of a successful heart transplant, in partnership with Live Life Give Life – a video that truly tugs on the heartstrings (if you’ll excuse the pun).

As of September 2nd, the start of Organ Donation Week, 6309 people are waiting for a transplant – and only 1489 have received a transplant since April 2019.[1] Sadly, every day 3 people on the transplant list will die due to a shortage of organ donors.[2]

If you haven’t put much thought to this previously, now is the best time to think about it. It can be a scary thing to consider, but having conversations with loved ones and signing up to be an organ donor can be life-changing for many people.

For every 1 organ donor, 9 people could receive a life-saving transplant.

Just let that sink in.

Spend 2 minutes of your life signing up on this website, and you could save the lives of 9 other people.

  • Yes, you can be any age – young or old.
  • Yes, you can usually donate with a medical condition yourself – your health will be taken into account so only healthy organs are donated. You can check out your eligibility here.
  • Yes, you should probably tell your family or next of kin – they will likely be the ones asked in the hospital.
  • Yes, the doctors will always try to save your life first, even if you are an organ donor.

So, will you say ‘Yes, I can donate’?

Then click here.


References

[1] https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/helping-you-to-decide/about-organ-donation/statistics-about-organ-donation/

[2] https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/helping-you-to-decide/about-organ-donation/myths-about-organ-donation/