Donor Research Champions Help To Uni of Brighton Turn Pink for Organ Donation Week 2023
The University of Brighton is shining a light on the importance of organ donation this September by turning the Moulsecoomb campus pink. As part of Organ Donation Week (18-24 Sept 2023), councils, businesses, hospitals, and community groups nationwide are joining forces to raise awareness about the critical need for organ donors.
A Pink Campus for a Life-Saving Cause
Every day, someone in the UK dies while waiting for a transplant, primarily due to a shortage of organ donors. Currently, there are around 7,000 people in the UK waiting for a transplant, and with only 1,400 individuals passing away in circumstances suitable for organ donation each year, every donation is incredibly precious and can make a life-changing difference.
At the heart of this issue is the crucial role played by families in the organ donation process. Organ donation can only proceed with the consent and support of the donor’s family. This emphasizes the importance of adding your name and decision to the NHS Organ Donor Register, as families are more likely to support the wishes of someone who has officially registered.
Donor Research student Champion, Samantha, has shared her personal experience of receiving a kidney transplant. Her inspiring story is a testament to the transformative power of organ donation and can be viewed on our Instagram: Samantha’s Story
Photo credit: Bex Honeywill
Make a Difference in Just Two Minutes
The message is clear: take two minutes to register your choice for organ donation and be a part of this life-saving mission. Use the hashtag #OrganDonationWeek to share your support and inspire others to join the cause. Confirm your decision today using this link here
About NHS Blood and Transplant
NHS Blood and Transplant is a joint England and Wales Special Health Authority. They provide the blood donation service for England and the organ donation service for the UK. They also supply donated tissues, stem cells, and cord blood, playing an essential role in saving and improving lives through public donation.
About Donor Research
Donor Research is a two-time award-winning group of healthcare professionals, academics, and postgraduate students. They work with university students from various backgrounds across the UK to co-design and co-deliver interactive events. These events raise awareness of the impact of changes in organ donation laws, dispel misconceptions, and highlight the clinical need for more blood and organ donors, especially from Black, Asian, and other ethnic communities.
For more information, visit Donor Research’s Linktree.
Join us in turning the University of Brighton pink and making a life-saving difference during Organ Donation Week 2023!