Yeovil District Hospital supports organ and tissue donation. To decide whether or not you wish to give life to someone else after you have died is something very personal and it is important that everyone makes their own decision. Discuss your decision with those closest to you so they know your wishes should the time ever come.

One donor can give life to several people and restore the sight of two more. Would you take an organ if you needed one? Nearly everyone would. But only 27% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register.

This is why your help is needed. More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant. Of these, 1000 each year – that’s three a day – will die waiting as there are not enough organs available.

The need for donors has never been greater so please show your support and leave someone else a future.Even if you already carry a donor card you should join the NHS Organ Donor Register to ensure your wishes are recorded. By joining the register you are giving your agreement to your organs and tissue being used for transplantation to save or enhance the lives of others after your death.

Adding your name to the register will only take a few minutes of your time but it could save someone else’s life. To join the Organ Donor Register please follow the link to the right or to find out more ring 0300 123 23 23.