With a desperate shortage of organ donors, it’s now as important as ever to sign up as a potential donor.
Around 6,500 people are waiting for an organ transplant across the UK and sadly some will die before getting the transplant they need.
Most people say they support organ donation, but around 35% who want to be donors say they just ‘haven’t got round’ to joining the NHS Organ Donor Register.
As an organ donor you could save or transform up to nine lives.
We all have busy lives, but somehow we still find ourselves idling away time and put off doing things we really know we should do. One of those things is signing up as an organ donor.
We know many people don’t want to think about their own death. But patients waiting for a transplant depend on people of all ages thinking about whether they want to become a donor. Those couple of minutes you give to sign up as a donor could lead to you saving lives in the future.
Don’t leave signing up to someone else.
What are you waiting for? Sign up today at - www.organdonation.nhs.uk