Friday, August 24, 2007

How to become a donor

How to become a donor

Organ donation: the gift of life

Already carry a card?

Carrying the card is a great start, but to be a registered organ donor you need to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Today more than 9,000 people in the UK need an organ transplant that could save or dramatically improve their life. Most are waiting for a kidney, others for a heart, lung or liver transplant. But less than 3,000 transplants are carried out each year.
Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving gift to others.

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