NNUH Chief Executive marks the start of Organ Donation Week
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is proudly supporting Organ Donation Week (September 4th-10th) and NNUH Chief Executive, Mark Davies has started the week by signing on to the NHS Organ Donor Register.
During the week, teams at NNUH are encouraging staff, patients and the public to talk about organ donation with their relatives and friends to ensure they understand their loved one’s wishes.
While waiting for their transplant at a specialist centre, many Norfolk patients receive their day-to-day healthcare, such as renal dialysis, either at NNUH or at Cromer Hospital.
Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation Natalie Ashley, who is based at NNUH said: “This week especially we’re encouraging everyone to have a chat with loved ones to understand their wishes about organ donation. That chat might be the next time you sit down for a meal, when you are shopping or working, or when you are just driving in the car. If you want to be a donor, your family’s support is still needed for donation to go ahead, even if you are on the NHS Organ Donor Register.”
Natalie added: “We’re so pleased to see NNUH Chief Executive, Mark Davies marking the week by signing on to the register and raising awareness of organ donation.”
Mark Davies, NNUH Chief Executive said: “As a trust, we’re proud to support Organ Donation Week. Signing on to the register only takes a few minutes and you could save someone’s life.”
Notes to editors
Over the last year, 443 people in the East of England have received lifesaving or life changing transplants. For more information about NHS Blood and Transplant visit their website: https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/