Organ Donation Week

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4th September 2017

In Their Shoes: Lee and Lucy

Have you signed the Organ Donation Register? Lee was killed in a car accident at the age of just 21. His parents agreed that all of his organs could be used for transplantation, apart from his heart; but they now wish they'd allowed Lee's heart to help someone else as well. Someone like Lucy, who suffered from a heart problem and was close to death before finally receiving a transplant and a new lease of life.

Courtesy of the Organ Donation Committee, East Sussex Healthcare Trust.

In Their Shoes: James

Have you signed the Organ Donation Register? James was born without fully-formed kidneys and eventually received a transplant. He and his parents talk about the difference it made to his life - eventually enabling him to compete in the British Transplant Games.

Courtesy of the Organ Donation Committee, East Sussex Healthcare Trust.

In Their Shoes: Diane and Tuhin

Have you signed the Organ Donation Register? Diane's daughter died at the age of just 18, but out of that tragedy, two children received donated corneas and were able to see again. The donated organs and other body parts of just one person can potentially save the lives of 5 to 7 people, and drastically improve the lives of up to 50 more. This film encourages everyone to talk to their families about organ donation, because out of tragedy something good can come.

Courtesy of the Organ Donation Committee, East Sussex Healthcare Trust.

Liver Longtime

With alcohol consumption on the rise, liver disease is rocketing. Should we all pay the price for other people's binge drinking?

Organ Donors

TrueTube challenges the public on their opinions of organ donation, asking: whether or not they have a donor card; whether they'd be comfortable with giving others their organs; and if it's right for the government to change the laws on organ donation.