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National Transplant Week

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Did you know that this Saturday (7th July) marks the beginning of National Transplant Week, run by the charity Transplants in Mind?

Here at Live Life Then Give Life, we are begging everyone to take the opportunity in the coming week to think and talk about the subject of organ donation. Be brave, broach the subject with friends or family, National Transplant Week is there for a reason, to raise awareness and save lives.

Want to help raise awareness but don't know how to start? Here are some ideas....

Did you know you can sign up to the organ donor register online?


Dont forget to tell your next of kin as they may try to override your consent.

Tell 10. Forward this email on to 10 of your contacts, who knows how many of them might have been meaning to register for years, and this just spurs them on...

UK Transplant offers a variety of awareness raising materials, absolutely FREE. For more info visit the following link: http://www.uktransplant.org.uk/ukt/campaig...alogue.jsp?id=5

Ask your workplace if you can leave donorcards (see above kit) in the foyer.

UK Transplant provides rolls of stickers. Get them to send you some (Free of charge) and every time you post a letter, stick one on...hey presto! A free, mobile, awareness raising advert!

Pay a visit to your local chemist or GP surgery armed with posters from your free UK Transplant kit and ask them to display some.

Check out http://www.transplantsinmind.org.uk/3/365/ for more details on National Transplant Week and how you can help.

Take a look at our website (http://www.livelifethengivelife.co.uk) and copy and paste one of the real life stories into a bulletin to send to all your friends urging them to consider signing the organ donor register.

And of course, there is always our T-shirts, available at http://www.livelifethengivelife.co.uk/buy.php all proceeds of which go to Transplants in Mind.

My life was saved by a stranger, perhaps someone who took or was inspired by one of these simple steps listed above. By helping us raise awareness, who knows whose life you might save....

Andy x

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Andy, when my son passed away (almost a year now), he was young and his organs were all viable. We did donate them and his gift helped save 5 people.

I would urge everyone to donate organs when the time comes -- you sure don't need them in the afterlife!

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