The first council to introduce an organ donor registration link on the homepage of their website
I am incredibly proud of Enfield Council leading the way with this lifesaving partnership.
Councillor Krystle Fonyonga Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Enfield Council
Enfield Council has become the first council in the UK to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation by including a prompt on the homepage of their website to encourage people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.
Around 36% of the population have registered a decision to donate their organs after they die by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register, but only 20% of Enfield's residents have signed up. We hope through this partnership that many more lives will be saved.
Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga championed the partnership with NHSBT to promote blood and organ donation.
Cllr Krystle Fonyonga said: "I am incredibly proud of Enfield Council leading the way with this lifesaving partnership.
"Currently, almost 100 people in Enfield are waiting for an organ transplant, and some may die before they receive the organ they desperately need. It is clear that the vast majority of people would accept a donated organ to save their life or that of a loved one, yet it is very sad that such a low percentage of the population in the UK have actually joined the Organ Donor Register themselves.
"Joining the register can be the difference between life and death for a person, including a number of children, waiting for a transplant. That's why we strongly urge everyone to not delay, and take a few minutes to visit the website and sign up to help save a life today."