This year’s Organ Donation Week will take place between 4–10 September, providing the perfect opportunity to highlight the importance of organ donation and celebrating those who have saved lives.
Being able to donate organs to help people who desperately need transplants is one of the great miracles of modern medicine and this generosity was life changing for 431 people in Scotland last year.
Scotland has the highest rate of registration in the whole of the UK, with 45 per cent of use having signed up to the NHS Organ Donor Register. But it’s not good enough. People are still dying while waiting for a transplant. Right at this moment in Scotland, about 580 people with lifethreatening illnesses are on the transplant waiting list.
Would you be willing to accept an organ transplant if you needed one? If you would, please consider joining the NHS Organ Donor Register today. You can indicate your wish to be an organ donor by telling a relative or close friend, carrying an organ donor card or by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register.
Your decision could one day give someone else a second chance of life. To sign up, visit: www.organdonationscotland.org/yes