Organ Donation Week 2022 takes place between 26th September to 2nd October 2022. We will be supporting the week by celebrating the lifesaving gift of organ donation by sharing liver transplant stories and raising awareness of the importance of signing up to be an organ donor.
Organ Donation Week aims to encourage people to join the organ donor register and to share their decision with their families. Right now across the UK, there are over 600 people actively waiting for a liver transplant. Sadly, around one in ten people die or have to be removed from the waiting list before they receive a transplant because their condition has deteriorated.
Currently, more than 30 million people in the UK have registered their organ donation decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register, with more than 27 million of them explicitly agreeing to be an organ donor when they die, but this still only represents around 44% of the UK population.
Even though the law around organ donation has now changed to an ‘opt out’ system across England, Scotland and Wales, family members will still always be involved before organ donation goes ahead. This means it is just as important as ever to register your decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register and ensure your friends and family know are aware and will support your decision.
How you can support Organ Donation Week
Register to become an organ donor
Visit organdonation.nhs.uk to register your decision about organ transplantation and find out more. Be sure to share your wishes with your loved ones.
Share your story
If you or someone you know has had a liver transplant, share your story with us. This could be a written or video story to raise awareness. Find out more here: Share your story - British Liver Trust
We will share your liver transplant stories on social media throughout Organ Donation Week and in the future.
Thank you to everyone who has kindly shared their personal stories with us so far.
Leave a dedication to you or your loved one’s donor
Honour a Donor is a place to remember and thank your, or your loved one's, organ donor. Share your
Raise awareness online
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