At the beginning of this year, I jetted out to India for a week because my dad’s uncle had suddenly passed away. It was worthwhile spending time with the family out there and being there for my little cousins.
I later found out that two blind people had been given the gift of sight, because my dad’s uncle had his eyes donated.
Although inspired to sign up as an organ donor, I forgot to do it, until a leaflet jumped up at me whilst I was sorting out some paperwork today.
Immediately I visited www.uktransplant.org.uk, and within minutes I was registered to have any of my organs donated when I pass on. Easy peasy! When I’m dead, I won’t be needing my body, so someone else might as well make use of the useful bits.
Did you know that thanks to the miracle of cornea transplantation, more than 2,000 people in the UK have their sight restored every year?
Yet there is still a serious shortage of donated corneas. Will you consider cornea donation when you sign up – and give the gift of sight?