Stevenson lends support to National Transplant Week

BANFFSHIRE & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson is highlighting the importance of National Transplant Week which runs until July 15.

Commenting, Mr Stevenson said: “National Transplant Week is the annual UK-wide awareness week to increase understanding of organ donation and encourage more people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.

“Astonishingly, despite more than 10,000 people requiring a transplant, less than a third of people in the UK have joined the organ donor register.

“The campaign theme is ‘Pass it On’ focusing not just on signing up to the Register, but also the importance of passing on your donation wishes to family and friends so they know what you would like to happen after your death.”

For those seeking more information on National Transplant Week, please visit the website at www.transplantweek.co.uk