To mark the start of this year's National Transplant Week (July 8-14), some of the UK's best known communicators are showing the public h...
To mark the start of this year's National Transplant Week (July 8-14), some of the UK's best known communicators are showing the public how important and easy it is to let those closest to them know that they want to be an organ donor. David Harewood, Kay Burley and Wil Johnson feature in a series of short memorable films which inspire people to have a conversation about organ donation with their loved ones. Also supporting the campaign is Richard Branson, whose film highlights the need for people to sign up to the Organ Donor Register. Having a conversation about organ donation is vitally important as one thousand people a year, that's three a day, die in the UK because of a shortage of organs for transplant. Despite the thousands of life-saving transplant operations which take place every year, around 7,300 people are on the transplant waiting list in the UK. Joining is quick and easy - to register visit transplantweek.co.uk, call 0300 123 2323 or text DONATE to 62323