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Organ Donation Week is nearly here!

This year’s Organ Donation Week, a week-long celebration of organ donation across the UK, is taking place from Monday 2 September to Sunday 8 September.

23 August 2019

Organ Donation Week is a great opportunity for donor families, transplant patients, the wider NHS and organisations to reinforce the importance of organ donation.

Next year, the law around organ donation is changing in England and Scotland. From spring 2020 in England and Autumn 2020 in Scotland, all adults will be considered as having agreed to donate their own organs when they die unless they record a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. This system was introduced in Wales in 2015.

In the lead up to the change in law, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging families across England to talk about their organ donation decision, with the campaign message ‘Pass it on’.

You can help pass on the campaign message and help inform people in England about their organ donation choices by sharing our digital campaign assets during Organ Donation Week. 

Keep an eye on our social channels during the week - @NHSOrganDonor - as we’ll be sharing lots real stories and mythbusting content.  Please share this more widely – together we can make sure as many people as possible understand the life-saving power of organ donation and understand the choices they can make.

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