IT IS for all too many of us a subject that we don’t want to think about, let alone talk about.
But organ donation is something that we should all discuss with those closest to us.
There are 10,000 people in the UK waiting for a transplant. Every day three of them die because there are simply not enough organs available.
Donating an organ is one of the most remarkable things any one of us could do for someone else.
But the time for you and your family to think about it is now, not in the event of something happening to a loved one.
Knowing your wishes could be crucial in the event of sudden critical illness or accident. Imagine a family having to make a decision about your attitude to organ donation, without having discussed it with you first.
Yesterday, transplant patients and relatives of organ donors held a special ceremony in Huddersfield to remember those who have made life-saving donations.
It was a time for reflection, for memories, emotions and thanks to those who had the courage and foresight to make their wishes known about organ donation.
How better to salute their decisions to give life to others by following their lead and putting your name on the organ donor list in this, National Transplant Week.