Organ donation talk at NNUH
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is holding a talk for the public on organ donation in the Gooch Lecture Theatre from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 14th November 2013.
The talk is free and aims to increase awareness of organ donation and the issues that surround it.
The speaker will be Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation Marie Garside, who is based at NNUH: Marie says: It only takes a few minutes to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and you could save a life. Many people think they are too old but theres no age limit for donors and you could still help someone even if your health is less than perfect.”
Some people still carry the old donor cards but we would ask them to contact the register to ensure their details are up-to-date and can be accessed quickly should the need arise.”
More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant. Of these, 1000 each year – that's three a day – will die because there are not enough organs available.
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.
For more information on the talk, call the Membership Office at NNUH on 01603 287634.
To register as an organ donor, call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk