Support 'From the Heart' Campaign
February 12, 2013
Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Sue Ramsey MLA has called on people to support the UTV ‘From the Heart’ campaign running this week to encourage people to sign up to the donor register.
Ms. Ramsey said,
“There are over 200 people in the North who awaiting a transplant and many of those could die due to a lack of donors. This campaign will highlight many of those people as well as those who have been in receipt of an organ in an attempt to encourage more people onto the register.
“Organ donation is a gift of life to people who are currently seriously ill and a transplant can transform their quality of life.
“Only last week we announced a consultation on a soft opt out scheme which will increase the number of available organs in the future but organs are needed now.
“I would encourage people to support this campaign and get signed up to the organ donor register.”