Did you know that there are more than 6,000 people currently waiting for an organ in the UK? Three of which die each day while on the waiting list.

This week is Organ Donation Week, so here at LOVELIVE we’re helping to raise awareness of the change in law on organ donation, to encourage people to make and record a decision about organ donation, and to share that with their families and friends.

What has changed?
Organ donation in England changed to an ‘opt out’ system in May 2020. You may also hear it referred to as ‘Max and Keira’s Law’. The law means consent will be presumed with people having to opt out if they do not wish to be a donor. It was named after Keira Ball, who died aged nine in 2017, and Max Johnson, now aged 12, who was saved by her heart.

This means that if you are not in an excluded group, and have not confirmed whether you want to be an organ donor – either by recording a decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register, or by speaking to friends and family – it will be considered that you agree to donate your organs when you die.

You still have a choice about whether or not you wish to become a donor and your faith, beliefs and culture will continue to be respected.

Get the facts about organ donation to help you decide. Visit https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/

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