Have a chat about becoming a donor

People in the Grampian area were being urged to chat to loved ones about their organ donation wishes, as a national tour visited Aberdeen on Saturday, November 16.

With 600 people in Scotland waiting for a life-saving transplant, the tour highlights how saying the seven words ‘I want to be an organ donor’ could save up to seven lives.

The campaign aims to drive home how talking about your organ donation wishes to relatives could help those desperately waiting.

Scotland continues to lead the rest of the UK, with 41 per cent of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register, compared to 31 per cent nationally.

However with three people in the UK dying every day due to not getting the organ they need in time, joining the NHS Organ Donor Register and sharing your wishes can save and transform lives.

Doctorr Iain MacLeod, Intensive Care Consultant and Clinical Lead for organ donation in NHS Grampian said: “Two in every three people had not signed up to the Organ Donor Register so I would encourage everyone to think about organ donation and speak to their family about their wish to join the ODR and pledge to help others.”

Join the NHS Organ Donor Register at www.organdonationscotland.org.