Barbara met renal patient John Roberts from Irlam at an event at Westminster for National Transplant Week. Barbara pledged her support for the #spellitout campaign which asks donors to “spell out” their wish to be an organ donor.
The Westminster event was organised by the British Kidney Patient Association and NHS Blood and Transplant. This year’s Transplant Week event is aimed at encouraging more people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register. It also aimed at increasing awareness that families will be asked to agree to organ donation.
“For people like John, waiting for an organ donation, increasing the number of people in Salford and nationally who join the NHS Organ Donor Register is vitally important. I have been on the Organ Donor Register for many years as I want others to live after my death.
“Organ donors and their families give the gift of life and it was great to hear from a patient who had received an organ donation. 10,000 people in the UK currently need a life-changing organ transplant and I hope that many people in Salford will “spell out” their wish to be an organ donor."
Barbara and John Roberts at an event at Westminster for National Transplant Week.