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#TeamIDo

Thank you to Moira and her sons who ran the Northampton Parkrun this Saturday wearing our #TeamIDo running vest. "We had such a lovely morning. The Parkrun is so friendly. Was definitely not the fastest of 5K's but was great to do it as a family." "As parents we've...

Santa Pod Raceway

MASSIVE THANK YOU to Santa Pod Raceway for choosing the I DOnate Campaign as the charity for their annual auction. This was a great way to help raise awareness of the charity to a huge audience.Santa Pod Raceway auctioned off lots of memorabilia and despite bad...

Cod I Do Love A Giggle

Congratulations to all involved with this years Comedy Night. 'Cod I DO Love a Giggle' was a roaring success! We had a huge turn out. Thank you to Cheyne Walk Club for always supporting our events such a great venue. Compere Dave, support act Diane Spencer, and the...

Wiggle Hawker Hurricane Sportive

Another fitness challenge conquered by the IDOnate team. This one was tough with cold winds. Great atmosphere as always and great to ride along so many people. Departing from Turweston Aerodrome, Brackley the Wiggle Hawker Hurricane was a cracking made up of rolling...

Behind the scenes – Organ Donation Video

Over the last few months we have had the privilege of interviewing amazing people across all aspects of the Organ Donation process. Here are some behind the scenes from our upcoming video about organ donation featuring Kristina Haggar who received a double lung...

Jane’s Story

In 1999 my mum had to have a liver transplant and as a family we always knew that the anti-liver rejections tablets would cause kidney damage and ultimately she would need a kidney transplant. In April 2016 mum’s kidney function deteriorated and it was then my parents...

Marathon runner raises £4562.17 for I DOnate Organ Donation Northampton

Brian Lydon, of Lydon Contracting Ltd, completed the Dublin City Marathon on October 30th 2016 in under 4 hours. Having just turned 40, he decided to set himself a challenge all in the name of the Cancer Research UK charity. As a big supporter of the I DOnate...

I DO cycle – The Roman Challenge Bike Event

A massive well done to our bike challenge competitors for completing a gruelling 8 mile course through the tough terrain of Salcey Forest. You did us proud, sporting the I DOnate t-shirts and headbands, helping to raise awareness. Great work team!

Joely’s Story

When I was 21 I was diagnosed with end stage renal failure of unknown cause. My life was turned upside down and I was told the only option for treatment was a kidney transplant. I underwent dialysis for eight hours every night for seven months which at times was...

Mark’s Story

At 17 years old, I couldn’t understand why all my friends could go out, drink loads and not feel ill.  I only had to have a couple of pints and I would spend the whole evening being sick.  I even tried going out and drinking coke.  I was still sick.  I was thirsty...

Welcome to the
I Donate Campaign.

 – Northamptonshire

Welcome to the
I Donate Campaign.

 – Northamptonshire

The I DONATE campaign is aimed to encourage the people of Northamptonshire to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and let those closest to them know that they want to be an organ donor and give life.  We will be promoting the campaign through a range of exciting events and activities and would really appreciate if you could support us by spreading the word amongst your family, friends and social networks.

Join the NHS Organ Donationation register and share your wishes with your loved ones.  Take a look around the site and find out what’s happening with the Northampton Campaign and come and support an activity.

LETS CATCH UP

#TeamIDo

Thank you to Moira and her sons who ran the Northampton Parkrun this Saturday wearing our #TeamIDo running vest. "We had such a lovely morning. The Parkrun is so friendly. Was definitely not the fastest of 5K's but was great to do it as a family." "As parents we've...

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Santa Pod Raceway

MASSIVE THANK YOU to Santa Pod Raceway for choosing the I DOnate Campaign as the charity for their annual auction. This was a great way to help raise awareness of the charity to a huge audience.Santa Pod Raceway auctioned off lots of memorabilia and despite bad...

read more
English organ donation law is changing from spring 2020

about.

about.

Organ donation is giving an organ to someone else who needs a transplant. Organ donation is an amazingly generous act and saves thousands of lives in the UK every year. However, this relies on donors and their families agreeing to donate.

The NHS Organ Donor Register is a secure database of people who have recorded a decision to donate (or not to donate) their organs and tissue. Joining the register makes it easier for your decision to be known and respected. When you register, it’s important to tell your family and friends about your organ donation decision. If your family is approached about you donating tissue after your death, they will be told if you had recorded a decision to donate, and if you had, your family will be asked to support this decision.

statistics.

statistics.

There are currently 83 people in Northamptonshire waiting for a transplant

people residing in the Northamptonshire postcode area on the UK Organ Donor Register

1 donor can save or enhance the lives of up to nine people

This year 19 people living in Northamptonshire have benefited from an organ transplant

Statistics accurate as of August 2019

FAQ.

FAQ.

An Overview.

What is Organ Donation?

Organ donation is giving an organ to someone else who needs a transplant. This donation will greatly enhance or save the life of the person who receives the transplanted organ. Organ donation is an amazingly generous act and saves thousands of lives in the UK every year.

How do I join the register?
You can register as a donor on the NHS Organ Donor Register. Remember to tell your family your organ donation decision, as their support is needed for donation to go ahead.
Why are more donors needed?

Around 5,000 people each year in the UK die in circumstances where they can become a donor. Because organs have to be  transplanted very soon after death they can only be donated by someone who has died in a hospital. Usually these patients are on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit or Emergency Department, and are declared brain dead or die despite medical treatment, generally as a result of a brain haemorrhage, major accident, or stroke.

Elegibility

Age-related restrictions

Everyone can join the NHS Organ Donor Register regardless of age, as long as they:
are legally capable of making the decision, and live in the UK.
Specialist healthcare professionals decide in each individual case whether a person’s organs and tissue are suitable for donation.

Race or skin colour

Blood and tissue types need to match for a successful transplant and organs from people from the same ethnic background are more likely to be a close match.

Existing medical conditions

Having an illness or medical condition doesn’t necessarily prevent a person from becoming an organ or tissue donor. The decision about whether some or all organs or tissue are suitable for transplant is made by a medical specialist at the time of donation, taking into account your medical, travel and social history.

Faiths & Beliefs

Does my faith or belief support organ donation?

If donation is possible at the time of your death, NHS staff can ensure that your organ donation is in line with your faith or beliefs.
All the major religions and belief systems in the UK support the principles of organ donation and transplantation and accept that organ donation is an individual choice. We’ve worked with faith leaders and communities to build trust, raise awareness and discuss the barriers to organ and/or tissue donation and how to improve consent rates.

Will you discuss my faith or beliefs with my family?

While our specialist nurses already discuss faith and beliefs with your family when they talk to them about organ donation, this new feature will provide additional reassurance to those who may have further issues to consider that are important to them. This may include questions such as whether a family or religious figure will have time to say prayers, how washing or dressing requirements in line with your faith will be met and whether a swift burial will still be possible.

Can I update my faith of beliefs?

Just go to our amend your details form and update your registration. Your record will be updated. Or you can call us on 0300 123 23 23.

Consent

How to discuss with friends & family

Many people don’t realise that their family’s support is needed for organ donation to go ahead.

If you’ve never talked to your family about your decision to be a donor, they will not know you want to save lives.

Why you should share your decision

It is important to tell your family and friends about your decision to donate your organs and/or tissue after death.

If you have registered to donate your organs, we will ask your next of kin to support your decision to be donor. Telling your family your organ donation decision lets them know what you want to happen and means your family don’t have to make a difficult decision when they are grieving.

real life.

– Northamptonshire

real life.

– Northamptonshire

Jane’s Story

In 1999 my mum had to have a liver transplant and as a family we always knew that the anti-liver rejections tablets would cause kidney damage and ultimately she would need a kidney transplant. In April 2016 mum’s kidney function deteriorated and it was then my parents...

Joely’s Story

When I was 21 I was diagnosed with end stage renal failure of unknown cause. My life was turned upside down and I was told the only option for treatment was a kidney transplant. I underwent dialysis for eight hours every night for seven months which at times was...

Mark’s Story

At 17 years old, I couldn’t understand why all my friends could go out, drink loads and not feel ill.  I only had to have a couple of pints and I would spend the whole evening being sick.  I even tried going out and drinking coke.  I was still sick.  I was thirsty...

Natasha’s Story

Natasha was born in 1974 with a very rare medical condition named “Eisenmenger’s Syndrome” She coped reasonably well during her childhood, taking part in most children’s activities albeit to a lower level than most of her peers. As each milestone came in her...

Jen’s Story

Jen Daly was a nurse, a wife, a mother and a grandmother. She loved children and was well known in academic circles all of her life. Jen had become increasingly unwell over the previous 18 months before her admission to hospital with breathing difficulties. But no one...
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