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Save a life sign the donor register


7:49am 5th January 2015

So have you made your new years resolution? Did you think about signing the donor register?

It's hoped many of us will consider that to help those desperately awaiting life saving organs.

NHS Blood and Transplant say 11 people received a transplant in Lancashire last year but 173 are still waiting.

Pat Lee was given a new liver 10 years ago she sadi:

"I think I was ready for it because I'd been ill for so many years leading up to this decision. I kept going into hospital for treatments, I had to have infusions and injections and bloods and platlets; I was ill and I was hitting rock bottom".

Life has now changed for Pat and she's now fully active again, she marks her transplant birthday every year and has this message for anyone wanting to sign up to be a donor:

"Do it, do it! Get your card sign up for it and you could save somebody's life. The lady who's liver I got, her daughter wrote to me and told me that it was her mothers wish that her organs be transplanted. She'd signed up for it and she was very keen. I think it's a wonderful thing".

For more information visit https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/how_to_become_a_donor/registration/consent.asp


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