Building Community Awareness. Actions to increase local visibility for organ donation need to be planned and involve third party support. Charmaine Buss, Specialist Nurse, Nottingham.
Dealing with Myths. Myths can be obstacles to progress, but careful and considerate responses achieve results. Dale Gardiner, Deputy National Clinical Lead.
Focusing on Corneas. Sensitivities about corneas affect donation decisions to create missed opportunities. Julia Corfield, Opthalmic Nurse, Wolverhampton.
Helping BAME Communities. A high need for organs with only low donor register numbers calls for determined support to help BAME communities. Dr Satya Sharma MBE, Promoting Organ Donation, UK.
Increasing Donor Recognition. The national Order of St.John Award gives deserved recognition to organ donors and their families. Rev. John Davis MBE. Order of St.John.
Influencing Young Thinkers. Sixth form students in Worcestershire schools benefit from a programme of organ donation talks. Michael Amies. Chair, Worcester Committee.
Talking to Families. How to approach grieving relatives to talk about organ donation needs considerable sensitivity and proven skills. Jillian Kelsall, Specialist Nurse, Stoke-on-Trent
Understanding Donation Decisions. Bereaved families and health professionals have to face difficult decisions about donation. Professor Magi Sque, University of Wolverhampton.