…..This is National Transplant Week, here in the UK…..
If you have not signed the Organ Donor Register yet, then please do.
You can link to it here. And if you are outside of the UK, please make a point of signing your respective country’s register too.
I like their poster campaign this year: Become a Superhero!
Even if you have spurny lungs, and let’s face it, I do!, there are still plenty of other organs that could be used to save someone’s life. Skin, eyes, kidneys, liver-yes, even after all the drugs these can be flushed through-maybe my tolerance of the high levels of steroids could benefit somebody else since Pred is an anti rejection med used after transplant!
Nobody likes to talk about death. But it’s going to happen to us all. And if we can help somebody after ours, what better use for a life cut short than to save another. I would want that which is why I signed several years ago.
If I haven’t worded things too well, I apologise. I’m proof that this is all much too taboo here.
I have known several friends have lung transplants-mostly for CF, and they have all but one had a vastly improved quality of life and are doing well. I hear and feel their gratitude for the lungs they were donated. I value the fact they are still alive and walking among us.
…..So go on, become a Superhero and please sign, it only takes a few moments…..