Sign Up To Save A Life!
Around 600 people across Scotland are currently waiting for an organ transplant, including many patients in the Forth Valley area.
By signing up to the organ donor register you could help save the lives of several seriously ill patients.
Although 38% of people living in the Forth Valley have already signed up we need around 9,000 more to join to meet the Scottish average of 41%.
This is a big challenge however with your help and support we can make it – so please take just a few moments to join up today.
How Can I Sign Up?
The quickest and easiest way to register is online. Simply visit www.organdonationscotland.org and click the register now button below to get started.
If you would prefer to register over the phone please call 0300 123 23 23. Lines are open 24 hours a day.
Text ODSCOT to 61611 to register with your mobile phone.
Download a registration form. Once complete please send to:
NHS Blood and Transplant
Fox Den Road
Local Patient Stories
If you need any further inspiration or encouragement why not read some of the stories of some local people in Forth Valley who are currently waiting for an organ donation as well as those whose lives have been transformed following a successful transplant.
More information and resources can be found on Organ Donation Scotland.
Dr Helen Tyler, who works in intensive care at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, has personal experience of how giving and receiving organs can change lives.
Darren Mossman – Dialysis Patient
One local man who feels strongly about the subject of organ donation is Darren Mossman from Falkirk, a 39 year old HR manager who was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease at age 20.
Bernard McGuckin – Lung Transplant Patient
Bernard McGuckin is a grandfather from Denny and has suffered from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) since 1999.
Betty McFarlane – Lung Transplant Patient
Betty McFarlane from Falkirk is 57 years old, a mother of five and grandmother of three. Betty had a lung transplant eight years ago,
Pauline Glen – Kidney Transplant Recipient
Pauline Glen from Maddiston is walking proof that organ donors save lives. On her 23rd birthday she received a call that would change her life forever – she was to receive the kidney she had been waiting over three years for.