The Order of St John Award

Oluwaseun and McKayle holding their Order of St John award at a London ceremony in 2015
Oluwaseun and McKayle, husband and daughter of Oluwatosin Olateru-Adewuyi who died after a brain haemorrhage and donated organs and tissue in 2015.

The Order of St John UK Award for Organ Donation honours the incredible gift donors and their families in the UK make by donating their organs to save and improve the lives of others.

An Order of St John Award with the message "Add life, give hope" embossedIt is awarded by invitation to families whose loved ones donated their organs, and honours the donor after their death.

There is no pressure to accept the award straight away. You can delay the ceremony until you are ready or request the award at a later date. 

The award is open to people of all faiths or of no faith across the whole of the UK.

A family can choose to accept the award on the donor’s behalf – either at a regional ceremony, or by post.

Tissue donation and eye-only donation is also honoured by the award. In these cases an award is received by post rather than an at a ceremony.

The award was launched by the international humanitarian charity the Order of St John and NHS Blood and Transplant in 2013.

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