Staff Invited To Sign Up & Save A Life

Staff Invited To Sign Up & Save A Life

Posters featuring staff and local patients have been distributed to healthcare premises across Forth Valley, asking people to sign the organ donation register and save a life.

Among those pictured was Dr Helen Tyler, our Organ Donation Clinical Lead, whose family have both given and received organs. Helen, a Consultant Anaesthetist, says, although the Scottish Government is considering a change to an opt-out scheme, this may take some time to implement so, in the meantime, she is trying to raise awareness amongst both our staff and the public.

The posters are also being displayed in local authority premises and the University of Stirling.

As part of the awareness-raising campaign, staff from the Communications Department handed out balloons, wrist bands, fluffy bugs, pens and post-it notes at a stall on Emergency Services Day in Falkirk Town Centre. They also signed people onto the register and gave out forms for people to take home and start a conversation about whether they wished to become an organ donor.

Autumn 2017 News