Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Date for your Diary... 7th April 2009

Ok so I've been neglectful of my blog recently... but with good reason! Things are a bit manic at the moment... trying to fit in Uni work, Clinic at the hospital along with all the battlefront stuff! Even though you haven't seen any fruits of my labour yet... I can assure you I am busy organising and it's constantly on my mind!

This is the new logo, which will be a part of the new Gift of Life website which will hopefully be up and running by the end of the month... exciting stuff! So I have had some input on organising that, what information to include etc.

But what else have I been organising? DONOR DAY!

What is Donor Day?

To mark World Health Day (7 April 2009), I am organising a Donor Day to raise more awareness of Organ Donation and to encourage more people across the UK to sign up to the Organ Donor Register.

Donor Desk

I am setting up a Donor Desk in a public space in London to talk to people about Organ Donation and encouraging them to be pro-active and sign up. Leaflets will be available to people who want more information about it. A laptop will be to hand so people can sign up on the spot via UK Transplant but you will still be able to sign up the ‘old fashioned’ way using the Organ Donor Registration Form.

Could you organise your own Donor Desk in a public place, health organisation or work place?

If you would like to get involved and set up your own Donor Desk all you would need is a desk, leaflets on Organ Donation, Registration leaflets/laptop and a person to man the desk!

Get involved... and get people to sign up!

If you are unable to hold your own Donor Desk but would still like to get involved you can do this without even having to leave your arm chair....Check this out....


Also if you are affected by organ donation or transplantation and would be willing to talk to the media on Donor Day (7th April) please get in touch!

5 comments:

Fiona said...

Great idea getting others to have a donor desk. I would have but my resident babysitters will all be in London lol
Anything I can do to help though let me know
Fiona

Holly said...

Ha Ha! Love our title! ;o)

Great to see you all today! Hope you feel better soon!

Lots of Love, and a big kiss to Abigail! x

Sarah Milne said...

Hi Holly,
I have pm'd you on intoto about a the donor desk but just to add - I love the logo. Are you going to do any t-shirts? I would love fitted one with that on it :-)
loads of love
Sarah x x

Holly said...

Yes Sarah, that is in the pipeline - Not sure when this will happen (probably not before Donor Day)!

Will keep you updated tho ;o)

And thanks for your support x

craftyclaire said...

Have put a post linking to your blog (and other transplant related websites) to help highlight awareness of Donor Day. Hope it a huge success.