Friday, July 27, 2007

Become an Organ Donor

This is a bit of an off topic post.

Last night I want to a talk about Heart Transplants at the Wellcome Institute in London. I don't know anyone who has had a heart transplant, but I was born with two holes in the heart, which were operated on successfully when I was four, so the topic interests me.

About halfway through the talk I realised that I did not have a current donor card. but now you don't need one - you can do it all online, and register on a database that also can be accessed by medical authorites if anything happens to you abroad.

Please take a couple of minutes to sign up here at the site.

It's one of the best things you can do today. One of the speakers last night, John Fisher, had a transplant seven years ago and is now one of the most inspiring, full of life people you could ever meet. The main thing preventing more transplants is the lack of donors, so if you feel strongly, but have not yet got round to doing it, do it today.

(Usual service of strange websites and unusual ads will resume next week!)

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