On Saturday 7 September, as part of Organ Donation Awareness Week (2-8 September), staff in the organ donation group at NDHT are taking over Barnstaple parkrun – and they are looking for volunteers to come and join them!
Come along to Rock Park to either participate in or help marshal the weekly 5k timed event.
Children, dogs, runners and walkers are all welcome. Volunteer marshalls please arrive for 8.30am and those participating arrive at 8.45am. There will be cake!
More information about Barnstaple parkrun is at www.parkrun.org.uk/barnstaple.
Organ Donation Week – 2-8 September
Organ Donation Week is a week-long celebration of organ donation across the UK, and this year’s event has a particularly important message.
Next year, the law around organ donation is changing in England and Scotland. From spring 2020 in England and autumn 2020 in Scotland, all adults will be considered as having agreed to donate their own organs when they die unless they record a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. This system was introduced in Wales in 2015.
In the lead up to the change in law, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging families across England to talk about their organ donation decision, with the campaign message ‘Pass it on’.
More information about the change in law around organ donation is available at: www.organdonation.nhs.uk/uk-laws/organ-donation-law-in-england.