What Can Be Donated?
The NHS states that one organ donor can save 9 lives through multiple organ and tissue donation, if they are suitable for transplant. Most organs are gifted to recipients from deceased donors, but there are occasions where living donors can save lives in a safe way.
Tackling Organ Donation Myths
There are many misconceptions about organ donation. It’s important to know that all organ donors are treated with respect, and receive as much medical care as any other patient prior to and after their death. Any age and ethnicity can become an organ donor, described further by The NHS, here.
Why Having "the Conversation" Is So Important
With the “opt out” system set to become mandatory in the UK, it is more important than ever to have “the conversation” about organ donation with your loved ones. Even under this system they will be able to stop an organ donation, so it’s vital that you let them know your wishes. Save9Lives aims to encourage individuals to positively consider donation with The NHS to ensure that more lives can be saved.