Before he was born, Alex was diagnosed with a rare form of heart disease. He is now a thriving three-year-old thanks to donated heart valves.
Tissue donation can help thousands of people each year. Donated tissue such as skin, bones and eyes can save or dramatically improve the lives of many people suffering from illness or injury.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and their families, thousands of people every year receive life-transforming tissue transplants.
Registering to be a tissue donor is quick and easy. To be a donor after your death, you simply need to join the Organ Donor Register and tell your closest family and friends about your wishes.
To donate under our Bone Donation During Surgery Programme or Live Amniotic Membrane Donation Programme, find out more here.
For more information, please visit www.nhsbt.nhs.uk.
Save More Lives:
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood. Please don't leave it to someone else. More information.
Have you given blood before? You may be able to donate platelets. More information.
By registering with the British Bone Marrow Registry you could help people even further.
Tissue donation gives many families the option of making a difference to others. More information.
In creating a life, why not help to save another. More information.
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