Words save lives
Do your family know whether you want to be an organ donor?
Have you ever talked about organ donation with them?
If the answer is no, then you’re not alone; sadly, many donation opportunities are lost every year because families don’t know if their loved one wanted to be a donor or not. Family support is crucial to enable donations to take place.
We need more people to talk about organ donation to increase the number of transplants that happen.
of people waiting for a transplant are from black, Asian or ethnic minority communities
1 in 3
adults has told their partner / family their organ donation decision
people die every day in need of a transplant
We can change things, though we need your support to get people talking.
Don't just take our word for it, learn about the lifesaving impact donors have, how it feels to wait for a transplant and the comfort organ donation brings to grieving families from those who know.
Angie and Erika's story
When Angie’s son died, Erika’s son received his liver. The two families met recently. This is their powerful story.
Primrose's mother and sister have already received kidney transplants. Now she is on the waiting list too.
Sadia had dialysis sessions for eight hours a day seven days a week until she had a kidney transplant.
18-year-old Cissy from Surrey was born with a congenital heart defect. She received a heart transplant when she was 10. Cissy’s kidneys also suffered as a result of the illness and she received a kidney from her mum, Jo, at the age of 12.
Talking to your family today about donating your organs could save someone’s life.
Don’t be swayed by misinformation!
Check out our myth-busting video here, you might be surprised by what you learn…
Tips for starting a conversation
It doesn't matter how you begin to talk about organ donation to your family. It's just really important that you do.
Tell your family how you feel about organ donation today. Words save lives.