Thank you for a fantastic Organ Donation Week
This year's campaign took place 26th September - 2nd October.
Thank you for your amazing support with Organ Donation Week this year.
We've loved seeing all your photos and pink efforts on our social channels.
Here's what you got up to
We’ve seen pink hair, pink buffets and pink nails. You’ve been getting up to some remarkable pinktastic activities and we’ve really enjoyed seeing all the fun.
We appreciate all the hard work and effort that has made this year’s campaign such a success, in particular from our specialist nurses for organ donation, our organ donation committees and organ donation ambassadors who go above and beyond every year to highlight the importance of organ donation.
Whilst Organ Donation Week is over for this year, the need for more organ donors never stops. You can continue your support for organ donation by taking a look at our Get Involved Hub and finding something to share.
Image: runners wear pink for the Gorleston Cliffs Parkrun, near Great Yarmouth.
Images: specialist nurses Kim and Robyn from the London Organ Donation Team, meet members of the public at Great Ormond Street Hospital to talk about organ donation. A group of attendees wear pink at an organ donation event organised with Khalsa Aid.
Images: NHS Blood and Transplant ambassador and heart transplant recipient Andrew holds a pink umbrella. The London BT Tower lit up pink in support of Organ Donation Week.
Images: petrol pumps in Stoke go pink for Organ Donation Week. Kassi the dog wears a pink Organ Donation t-shirt to show her support.
Images: Katrina, a transplant recipient, wears pink alongside her daughter. A pink air dancer entertains visitors at Royal Derby Hospital.
The response to Organ Donation Week this year has been far-reaching. Whilst we review the impact of all the activity, here’s a roundup of just some of the amazing events and coverage:
- Over 2300 people signed up and got involved in the Race for Recipients challenge, covering a total distance of 120,547 km and highlighting the importance of organ donation whilst doing so
- We saw organ donation branded buses and pink fuel pumps in some parts of the country
- Landmark buildings around the country were lit up with pink lighting, including the BT tower in London
- The National Trust showed their support by lighting up the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland
- There was extensive media coverage of the campaign, including BBC Five Live, The One Show, Channel 5 News, BBC Online, The Mirror, The Daily Express, LBC, ITV regional news, BBC regional radio plus a huge amount of regional press
- On the first day of Organ Donation Week #OrganDonationWeek was trending in the top 20 on Twitter showing just how many people were joining in the conversation
- We had incredible support from our partners and stakeholders, including Health Minister Will Quince, who went pink to urge people to play their part and register and share their organ donation decision
Watch Health Minister Will Quince go pink in this video
We’ll be sharing the impact of the campaign and how many people registered their decision in the coming weeks, and we’ll reveal the date for Organ Donation Week 2023 as soon as we can.
Thank you all for your continued support.
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Help promote organ donation
We've provided a selection of posters, social media, web and email graphics that you can share.