Save lives - become a donor
We need to educate as many people as possible as to the benefits of organ donation. To do this we need to be proactive. Have the conversations. Talk to people. It’s up to you to spread the message that we need change.
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There are over 6000peope waiting for organ tranplants
An organ transplant. Almost 49,000 people in the UK have endured the wait for an organ transplant in the last 10 years and over 6,000, including 270 children, have died before receiving the transplant they desperately needed.
I’m alive thanks to a liver transplant
Hello, my name is Lucinda and on the 16th of August 2017, I received a liver transplant after 15 years of being incredibly sick and a year of waiting
I suffer from a disease called Autoimmune hepatitis Type 2 and over the years, this caused irreversible damage to my liver. My only chance of survival was by having a liver transplant. Unfortunately, as a blood type ‘O’ I was told I might have to wait longer than most people.
While I waited, my health deteriorated, making it possible for me to work, or lead anything like a normal life. I set up We Are Names Not Numbers so that I could share the story of my journey and that of others and focus my campaign efforts for presumed consent.
Often, people ask what organ donation is. In this blog post I have tried to cover some of the major questions. If you can think of any I have missed please let me know so I can try and find out the answers to them. It’s only through education that we can encourage people to join the organ donor register and become organ donors.read more
I had a cold. When I started this blog post, I was living through it. At the beginning, of this cold, I thought it was just going to be a cold. I had no idea that this cold was going to be a cold like no other. A cold when you have a suppressed immune system is a cold like no other. When on boxing day I began to feel a little ropy I took myself to bed. What I didn’t realise was that this was going to be a week that I saw a lot of my bed and any thoughts of normal everyday activities became a thing of history.
So let me take you back to then.
The government plans to change the organ donation system to an ‘opt-out’ system in the UK. They want to find out what people think of how the changes should be made.
This is a huge step forward but we need as many people as possible to put forward
Time for a change?
Of the almost 7,000* patients currently on the UK’s transplant waiting list, 30% have been waiting more than two years. More than 500 of them have been waiting longer than five years – that’s over 1,800 days each. (NHS Organ Donation Website) 2015)