If you read my last blog post you may remember me telling you that I am going to be featured on Charlie Taylor’s Saturday morning BBC Somerset radio show every two months or so. I will be going on there to talk about what life is like for someone living with PSC and waiting on the transplant list. I want to raise awareness of both subjects and hopefully encourage people to talk more openly about organ donation as well as hopefully getting people to think about signing up to be an organ donor.
I really believe that the main reason for the shortage of organ donors in the UK is down to lack of knowledge. Too many people are misinformed or just don’t know the truths around organ donation so they don’t realise the impact that it has on so many lives. Not only the lives of people waiting on the list or people who have received transplants but also their family and friends too.
Ask yourself these questions: if you needed an organ to survive would you take one? If someone you loved needed an organ would you want someone to help them? If you answer yes to either of those questions then you should be an organ donor, don’t wait around for everybody else to make a difference, YOU can make a difference.
If you don’t know the facts then go online and find out. You’re not too old or too unhealthy to be a donor. I’m in very poor health and one day I will (hopefully) be a transplant recipient but I am an organ donor. There are many ways you can help someone ater you’ve gone, just because some parts of you may not be healthy there may be many other parts that might be and that could give someone else a new lease of life.
On Saturday morning I did my second interview on BBC Somerset, this interview was the start of the two monthly updates I’m going to be doing on there. If you missed the interview and want to listen I have uploaded it to Youtube so you can listen.
Please make a difference during Transplant week this week. Go to the website to find out how you can get involved –
Register as an organ donor at –
Let your family know about your decision #spellitout
If you’re still not sure about whether to become an organ donor or not then watch this video…
Thanks for reading x