Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday - How you can save a life

Today we chatted to Samantha Volschenk from the Organ Donor Foundation, an organisation that creates awareness around organ donation. She told us that 1 organ donor can save 7 lives by donating 5 solid organs (2 kidneys, your lungs, liver, heart, pancreas), but also that you can improve the quality of life of up to 57 lives by donating your tissues. South Africa was actually the first country in the world where a heart transplant took place (in the Groote Schuur Hospital).

In SA there are over 4,000 people awaiting an organ and cornea transplan.

If you would like to know more before deciding whether or not you want to become an organ donor and want to read more info about the Organ Donor Foundation just visit their website or call toll free: 0800 22 66 11.

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