Organ Donor December 22, 2006 7:24 PM
ORGAN donation raising awareness
The Live Life Then Give Life Campaign has been created to raise awareness of organ donation and the chronic lack of organ donors in the UK. It aims to encourage people to show their support for organ donation by wearing one of the two T-shirts that have been produced especially for the campaign. All proceeds from the sales of live life then give life T-shirts will go to TIME, a national charity that exists to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.
Why is this campaign necessary? There is a serious and increasing shortage of organ donors in the UK. Last year over 400 people died whilst awaiting an organ transplant and there are currently over 6500 seriously ill people on the waiting list whose lives are dependent on the gift of organ donation. Organ donation affects everyone. You are more likely to need a transplant than to ever be able to donate an organ.For those who don't know both girls have Cystic Fibrosis, yet they are always happy and bubbly, they're a credit to all of us.
Emily and Emma
Emily is on the left and Emma on the right, this is what Emily said about herself on another organ donation site on care2: - I am 22 and currently waiting for a double lung transplant. The doctors told me I had a year left to live 15 months ago, so I have already beaten the odds, but I know all too well that 50% of people waiting for lungs over here die before a transplant comes through. A very close friend and myself decided to try and do something proactive and launched the Live Life Then Give Life campaign and we have been working hard to try and raise awareness. Please do take a look if you want, at www.livelifethengivelife.co.uk
If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Live Life Then Give Life campaign run by Emily and Emma, they also have a group here on care2.
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