National Transplant Week

Guest post from Lauren Britton

Andrew and LaurenSix months ago my husband caught a virus which slowly destroyed his heart leaving him unable to lead a normal life.

The last six months have been extremely difficult for us to come to terms with his disability after being so fit. The Scope website was extremely helpful in offering advice on financial help and benefits, and support for myself as a career.

He now needs a lifesaving transplant.

Being an organ donor saves lives. Three people a day will die waiting for an organ.

National Transplant Week runs  from 8 – 14th July and the NHS have launched a campaign to encourage people to register for organ donation.

It’s also really important that people talk about their wishes with their family.  Research shows that without this conversation only 40% of families agree to the donation should they be in that situation, but with it 90% of families agree.

It is very easy to become a donor, and only takes a few minutes you can text DONATE to 62323, call 0300 123 2323 or go to the Transplant Week website for more information

To help the campaign I have made a film to raise awareness about organ donation.