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Save A Life - for FREE !!

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6y, 2w agoFound 6 years, 2 weeks ago
If you believe in organ donation, prove it
Would you take an organ if you needed one? Nearly everyone would. But only 28% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register.
More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant. Of these, 1000 each year – that's three a day - will die waiting as there are not enough organs available.

Please help us to turn people’s good intentions about organ donation into action by registering on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

StatisticsTransplants save lives
In the UK between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010:

•3,709 organ transplants were carried out, thanks to the generosity of 2,021 donors.
•978 lives were saved in the UK through a heart, lung, liver or combined heart/lungs, liver/kidney, liver/pancreas or heart/kidney transplant.
•2,739 patients’ lives were dramatically improved by a kidney or pancreas transplant, 160 of whom received a combined kidney/pancreas transplant.
•A further 3,099 people had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.
•A record number of 552 non-heartbeating donor kidney transplants took place and accounted for one in five of all kidney transplants.
•Living donor kidney transplants are increasing – 475 in 2004-05, 589 in 2005-06, 690 in 2006-07, 831 in 2007-08, 927 in 2008-09 and 1,038 in 2009-10 – and now represent more than one in three of all kidney transplants.
•Almost a million more people pledged to help others after their death by registering their wishes on the NHS Organ Donor Register, bringing the total to 17,400,213(September 2010).
All statistics we produce and publish undergo a vigorous validation process to ensure, as far as possible, that information is factually accurate.

Last updated September 2010


I addition to the above, taken from the ODR website, please look at this link for the Wall of Life. Thanks - Loughray.

http://www.walloflife.org.uk/

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1 Like #1
already registered, but great idea to put it on here.
1 Like #2
brilliant idea!

Save up to 3 lives and donate blood also!!
4 Likes #3
ppoze
already registered, but great idea to put it on here.

kalamist
brilliant idea!Save up to 3 lives and donate blood also!!

Thanks both. I have had a few hospital trips recently & picked up the proper leaflet - thought, I've never seen this on HUKD. It's a good cause - even if only one person sees this and signs up, and unfortunately for them, gets used as a donor, then one life is saved.

Cheers
1 Like #4
Fantastic job!! :D
1 Like #5
cheers, keep meaning to register. so after seeing the link i thought i would finally get it done
2 Likes #6
thanks like everyone else keep meaning to register never get round to it and husband doesn't agree with it so needed to register to ensure my wishes are carried out not his thanks.
1 Like #7
i always feel bad about not donating blood so the least i could do was sign up, (i signed up about a year ago)
1 Like #8
kerryanncov
Fantastic job!! :D
clinchyd
cheers, keep meaning to register. so after seeing the link i thought i would finally get it done
sooty183
thanks like everyone else keep meaning to register never get round to it and husband doesn't agree with it so needed to register to ensure my wishes are carried out not his thanks.


Thanks for the notes - had a few private ones too - not really my message - I am just acting as an alternative distributor of this great opportunity.

Pass the link round to as many people as you know, even though i hate these chain emails, at least this is something really worthwhile.

Hopefully the votes on here can beat the number of people voting for Wagner!

ta




Edited By: loughray on Nov 20, 2010 10:50
1 Like #9
:D good idea to put on
2 Likes #10
I have taken an organ.
•A further 3,099 people had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.
I am one to benefit from this.
Thank you to all donors.
Sadly if youve had any transplant you cant be a donor in the future, so I can't give back
1 Like #11
Done and done. If something useful can come out of my waste of a life its worth it.

Shame a thing like this has to be voluntary as so many just shrug at the idea. Not saying it has to be mandatory but information and the idea should be "out there more". To much of a coward to give blood . Always felt it another good thing to do but needles just aint right or natural. :P
2 Likes #12
The creepy thing is, I signed up as a donor a while back and they don't ask for any proof of identity, and all the details you provide are easy enough to find out about anybody. Someone could easily sign you up to the register without you knowing.
1 Like #13
again like others, kept meaning to do it. thanks for the reminder, now signed my life away........
3 Likes #14
Kind of sad when some people vote this as COLD!
#15
I will email them and ask them. Will post response on here.

Sparkles
The creepy thing is, I signed up as a donor a while back and they don't ask for any proof of identity, and all the details you provide are easy enough to find out about anybody. Someone could easily sign you up to the register without you knowing.
#16
Shame my boyfriend wont sing up!!
1 Like #17
I signed up ages ago so great to see it on here. xxxxxxx
1 Like #18
cherishu2
I have taken an organ.
•A further 3,099 people had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.
I am one to benefit from this.
Thank you to all donors.
Sadly if youve had any transplant you cant be a donor in the future, so I can't give back


I have a kidney transplant, and have registered for them to use my skin as grafts for burns victims after my death. You're right in saying you cannot donate any organs (due to the multitude of drugs we have to take), but I was told by my transplant surgeon that they can use your skin so registered anyway.

I'm one of the statistics who had a live donation from my mother in 2004. :)

Edited By: roof30 on Nov 20, 2010 21:14
1 Like #19
Already signed up. My Dad helped 5 people when he died 6 years ago.
2 Likes #20
Many thanks for posting .........I hope this old codger can be of use in the future........
2 Likes #21
I addition to the above, taken from the ODR website, please look at this link for the Wall of Life. Watch it right through and eventually realise what the picture is made of - zoom in when the zoom control becomes available

Thanks - Loughray.

http://www.walloflife.org.uk/



Edited By: loughray on Nov 21, 2010 21:41
1 Like #22
Been signed up for a while now, and ticked every box going to donate. It's going to be of no use to me when the heart stops beating!

Why anyone wouldn't want to be a donor is beyond me. I personally think it should be compulsary anyways.
#23
xcookx
Been signed up for a while now, and ticked every box going to donate. It's going to be of no use to me when the heart stops beating!Why anyone wouldn't want to be a donor is beyond me. I personally think it should be compulsary anyways.

That's called personal choice. It's down to each individual to decide what they want to happen or not to their body when they die.
#24
DontRun
Shame my boyfriend wont sing up!!

lol
#25
sooty183
thanks like everyone else keep meaning to register never get round to it and husband doesn't agree with it so needed to register to ensure my wishes are carried out not his thanks.


Being on the donor register is not a legal thing. They will still ask your husband (or next of kin) at the time of your death whether they want your organs to be harvested.
1 Like #26
I too have had a Kidney transplant 11 years and counting, also i had started a thread (Free Tea and Biscuits ) in 2007 to get people to donate blood it was popular and had a great response as should this post i know how much i owe people who have donated both blood and my kidney.
Keep up the fight 8000 odd on the waiting list for a transplant and thousands each year need blood so keep telling your relatives and friends to sign up or give blood who knows someday it may be you who needs one or the other.
1 Like #27
I signed up a while back but as others have said they still need consent from next of kin, so have been drilling it into my family since, making sure they won't block any donation.

I hope they can find a use for most of my organs, skin etc. as the rest will probably just be cremated anyway.
1 Like #28
Having been meaning to sign up for register for years, lame excuse, but I have just never got round to it, so have done it now after following your link. Thanks.
#29
Legal position on donors consent having been given and relatives over-ruling this. This is clearly a very emotive subject that the medical profession have to be extremely sensitive in approaching. From my reading up of this subject since I posted this Freebie Deal I have come across a few misconceptions. the UK has an opt in system whereas a number of EU countries follow an opt-out system with the relative health organisations follow a presumed consent. Whilst I fully support the need for organ donors I also fully agree that it is up to the individual to make that decision and not have it imposed on them. So I agree with what Queen Latifa says ~23.

Queen Latifa
xcookx
Been signed up for a while now, and ticked every box going to donate. It's going to be of no use to me when the heart stops beating!Why anyone wouldn't want to be a donor is beyond me. I personally think it should be compulsary anyways.
That's called personal choice. It's down to each individual to decide what they want to happen or not to their body when they die.

What then if the family or next of kin decides to over-rule the wishes of deceased? What is the legal position.
sooty183
thanks like everyone else keep meaning to register never get round to it and husband doesn't agree with it so needed to register to ensure my wishes are carried out not his thanks.

Contrary to what WINSTONMANC #25 says - this does have some legal standing.
winstonmanc

Being on the donor register is not a legal thing. They will still ask your husband (or next of kin) at the time of your death whether they want your organs to be harvested.

Yes they will ask and very sensitively too but they will also check the ODR. If the deceased is clearly on the ODR and has properly communicated their wishes. The following quote from the NHSBT website, FAQs, Q42 - URL to FAQs No. 42

Q42 What will happen if my relatives object?

Answer [part]....They will be encouraged to accept the dead person’s wishes and it will be made clear that they DO NOT HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT to veto or overrule those wishes...

Maybe a chance here also to consider a Living Will:-

Law, Scotland - URL to Living Will S
Law, England & Wales - URL to Living Will E&W

Straying from the original intent of this deal there but there is a connection.
#30
Thank you everybody for signing up. I had a liver transplant and it is through people like you that I am still alive. I do not know how to say thanks to all of you! But greatful to all of you!!!!
#31
These are the people this type of body helps. The UK have been pioneers in the ethical field of Organ Donor-ship and the medical field of Transplant Medicine and techniques. That could only have been made possible by the willingness of those who are no longer with us and their families.

URL Link to Organ Transplant History

I know it is against HUKD rules and regs to promote a "deal" but if this posting continues to receive Hot feedback as it has been doing in the past few days it will remain at the top of the lists for some time to come and thus easier for others to see this important link to register on the ODR.


cherishu2
I have taken an organ.
•A further 3,099 people had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.
I am one to benefit from this.
Thank you to all donors.
Sadly if youve had any transplant you cant be a donor in the future, so I can't give back

roof30
cherishu2
I have taken an organ.
•A further 3,099 people had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.
I am one to benefit from this.
Thank you to all donors.
Sadly if youve had any transplant you cant be a donor in the future, so I can't give back


I have a kidney transplant, and have registered for them to use my skin as grafts for burns victims after my death. You're right in saying you cannot donate any organs (due to the multitude of drugs we have to take), but I was told by my transplant surgeon that they can use your skin so registered anyway.

I'm one of the statistics who had a live donation from my mother in 2004. :)

potty_paula
Already signed up. My Dad helped 5 people when he died 6 years ago.

RICHARD682E
I too have had a Kidney transplant 11 years and counting, also i had started a thread (Free Tea and Biscuits ) in 2007 to get people to donate blood it was popular and had a great response as should this post i know how much i owe people who have donated both blood and my kidney.
Keep up the fight 8000 odd on the waiting list for a transplant and thousands each year need blood so keep telling your relatives and friends to sign up or give blood who knows someday it may be you who needs one or the other.

mariadewitte
Thank you everybody for signing up. I had a liver transplant and it is through people like you that I am still alive. I do not know how to say thanks to all of you! But greatful to all of you!!!!
#32
Registered years ago. Great great post. Makes people take notice and lets one think of the future and "what ifs".
#33
God gave you your organs for yourself not to give away. How will you explain to God why your bits are missing? cold...cold...cold !!!
#34
]God gave you your organs for yourself not to give away. How will you explain to God why your bits are missing? cold...cold...cold !!![/quote]
Irmon, what a horrid thing to say. These donations have helped people in so many ways. If u r such a 'god' believer, u wud know that he sacrificed himself to help others, surely that says it all! As for voting it cold, ur the only 'cold' vote I'm giving!
#35
irmon7
God gave you your organs for yourself not to give away. How will you explain to God why your bits are missing? cold...cold...cold !!!


IRMON7 - that is such a sad misguided view you have, but you are entitled to that as it is your own opinion.

To use the argument of "God";
God also gave us the intelligence to be able to do this - to use our intelligence to help save lives;
God also gave us compassion to use our caring to help heal the sick and injured - in fact I think his own son had a bit to do with that as well;
God has also allowed all those thousands who have benefited from this to continue and lead whole and full lives again.

Did Gods son not extend his healing power to carry out unimaginable feats? How can Gods son healing a blind person differ from a surgeon giving sight back to a blind person?

In the Gospels under Matthew there are recorded many examples of Jesus healing the sick, known as Jesus' Healing Ministry. I could quote many parts of Matthew but have a read at Matthew 9:35 - "And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people."

If God did not want us to heal people - he would not have let his son show by example

I am sad that you voted this COLD.
banned#36
irmon7
God gave you your organs for yourself not to give away. How will you explain to God why your bits are missing? cold...cold...cold !!!


god (purposeful lack of capitalization) does not exist. Even if against all evidence he did somehow become a reality you wouldn't need any of your body parts as it is only your soul that goes to heaven and your body stays on the ground. The bible says that only 500,000 virgin jews will go to heaven so i wouldn't worry anyway
1 Like #37
ryman1000
irmon7
God gave you your organs for yourself not to give away. How will you explain to God why your bits are missing? cold...cold...cold !!!


god (purposeful lack of capitalization) does not exist. Even if against all evidence he did somehow become a reality you wouldn't need any of your body parts as it is only your soul that goes to heaven and your body stays on the ground. The bible says that only 500,000 virgin jews will go to heaven so i wouldn't worry anyway


Well said that man!
banned#38
signed up, its selfish not to imo. You could save lives but instead choose to become maggot food. Doesn't make sense to me.
#39
Well done - feel free to pass the link on
#40
Anyone else going to sign up?

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