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Signing up for organ donation
Signing up for organ donation

More than 1,500 people have now backed an Advertiser series campaign to help save lives in our area by signing up to the Organ Donor Register.

In recent months, the Advertiser series has featured the stories of families across the district, revealing their personal battles as they fight devastating illnesses and overcome huge hardships.

It’s now emerged that in the last months of the campaign, a staggering 1,582 people have pledged to donate, potentially saving the lives of those who are still waiting for a life-changing transplant.

“It’s great to see so many people signing up, “ said Rachel Wiseman, organ donation nurse at Harrogate District Hospital. “The Advertiser’s campaign has really brought organ donation to the forefront of people’s minds in the area and encouraged people to talk about their organ donation wishes with their loved ones.

“This is so important and can make a difference to patients who are desperately in need of a life-saving transplant.”

n Are you affected by organ donation? Or have you signed up to the Organ Donor Register? Share your story by emailing ruby.kitchen@jpress.co.uk or call 01423 707509.

n To join the NHS Organ Donor Register, visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk, or call 0300 1232323.