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Organ Donation Week 2021

Organ Donation Week 2021

20th-26th September

This Organ Donation Week we’re encouraging families to get together and talk about organ donation.

Excluding alcohol-related liver disease and liver cancer, PSC is now the most common indication for registration for a liver transplant in the UK, despite being rare.141


Organ donation is when one person chooses to give an organ to save or improve the life of someone else.

Although the law around organ donation has changed to an opt out system in many parts of the UK, families will still be consulted if organ donation is a possibility.

Loved ones can overturn your decision if they aren't sure what you want, so make sure you leave them certain.

How to talk about organ donation

Keep an open mind and expect a positive conversation. Use the tips from NHS Blood and Transplant to help you get started.