A thank you to families and loved ones

The Order of St John ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 were sadly cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is also often the case that when ceremonies are being held, some people cannot attend on the day.

NHS Blood and Transplant and The Order of St John have therefore produced a series of short films for families, friends and loved ones of those who have made that enormously charitable decision to donate their organs or tissues upon their death.

These films – one for each nation of the UK – include messages from recipients, clinicians and representatives from the Order of St John and demonstrate the gratitude and appreciation for the most generous and precious gift.

Organ and tissue donation represents thousands of lives and families saved and transformed for the better.

'Add life, give hope' are the words that adorn the Order of St John, and this is exactly what each and every one of those families and loved ones bestow when they consider donation and say 'yes'.

Watch the films