Friday, July 13, 2012

National Transplant Week


People on Facebook can now show their intention to become an organ donor in their Timeline.
The Timeline is a new addition to Facebook profiles, which allows people to record major life events.
A new 'Health and Wellbeing' menu forms part of the Timeline feature from which people can highlight their intention to become an organ donor and, if they wish, click through to NHSBT's Facebook page to officially register.

I personally think this could be one of the most significant changes and link-ups the transplant people could have made.
If the majority of facebookers registered and encouraged their friends too as well then the number of registered donors could rocket.

Traditionalists (at least those with internet) can register on the transplant website 

For the even more traditionalists there is a phone number: Organ Donor Line: 0300 123 23 23

I appreciate that organ donation is almost always associated with personal tragedy, but ask anyone in Totnes who has received a donated organ, and there are many, and you quickly appreciate the amazing change it can make to someone else's difficult life with organ failure.