20th – 26th September: Organ Donation Week

22nd September 2021

Organ Donation Week (20-26 September) is a celebration of organ and tissue donation and transplantation which saves and transforms hundreds of lives each year.

The aim of the week is to encourage conversations across generations to get everyone talking about organ donation, and to inspire new registrations to the Organ Donor Register.

Be sure to follow our social channels @OrganDonationNI for updates on initiatives and events across the week, hear inspirational stories, and for ways you can get involved and help keep the conversation going.

Please consider signing the Organ Donor Register at www.organdonationni.info, one day you could save up to 9 lives.  In Northern Ireland there are around 115 people awaiting a transplant, and sadly each year around 10-15 people will die waiting for their ‘gift of life’.

Have a conversation with those close to you about your organ donation decision to give them the confidence to support this should the situation arise.