Legacies can be left online, offline and through a multitude of different ways. The selfless act of passing on our organs is one of the most powerful legacies that we can leave. One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Furthermore the same donor can also save or improve the lives of up to 50 people by donating tissues and eyes.
Becoming an Organ Donor
If you would like to become an organ donor you should register now. Once registered it is paramount that you tell your friends and family your wishes incase anything should happen to you. In the UK just 45% of families agree to organ donation going ahead if they are unaware of their loved one's decision to be a donor but this figure rises to 95% when they know the decision
The importance of telling someone your wishes
Three people die every day in the UK due to there being a shortage of organs available. Many more lives could be saved if more families agreed to donate their loved ones organs after death. Many death could be avoided each year if we simply told someone our wishes regarding organ donation.
Would you like to be an Organ Donor?
Data attained from the Digital Death Survey 2014.
"Tell those closest to you that you want to donate your organs after you die to help some of the 10,000 people in the UK currently in need of a life changing organ transplant." - Sally Johnson, NHS Blood and Transplant's Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation,
Make Organ Donation part of your legacy
"One organ donor can save up to 8 lives"