Giving the gift of life

Date: 08 August 2022

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Thanks to the generosity of 11 donors and their families, 26 patients were able to receive transplants facilitated by the Trust in 2021/2022.

Dr Gill Fargher, Chair of the Trust’s Organ and Tissue Donation Committee said:

“The gifts that these donors have made has ensured that a number of desperately ill people in need of life saving or life transforming transplants have been able to receive the treatment that they need.

“I would like to thank these donors and their families for the selfless actions during a time of considerable grief and loss. The benefits to the recipients of the organs, their families and to society in general are immeasurable.”

One donor can save up to nine lives from organ donation, and even more by donating tissue. Nationally more than 7,000 people are currently waiting for a transplant. Last year around 1,500 donations took place and with less than one per cent of people dying in circumstances where they could donate, every donation is precious.

You can choose, at any time, whether you want to be an organ and tissue donor when you die. Talk about it with your family and friends so that they know your decision and you know theirs.

It’s important to share your decision because families will always be involved before organ and tissue donation goes ahead and will be expected to support the decision you make. Families find it easier to support organ donation when they already know what their relative wanted.

You can record or amend your organ donation decision in the following ways:

  • Summary:

    Thanks to the generosity of 11 donors and their families, 26 patients were able to receive transplants facilitated by the Trust in 2021/2022.