York doctors call for conversation about organ donation

ORGAN donors and their families are the inspiration behind a new statue at York Hospital.

Created by local artist Dan Savage, the birds are located in the welfare garden and were funded by York Teaching Hospital Charity. Organ donation clinic leader Dr Rob Ferguson said: “This statue is a way to thank and recognize those who have made the decision for themselves and their families to seek organ donation. nine souls.

It was established to celebrate Organ Donation Week that ended yesterday.

A change in the law now means that all adults will be deemed to have agreed to donate their own organs when they die, unless they decide not to donate, fall into one of the excluded groups, or tell their families they don’t. I want to donate.

Dr Ferguson said: “Even if the law has changed, families will continue to be reached before organ donation is made. It’s very important to talk to your families and let them know what you want to happen.

“We really need these conversations to take place in families and in our own hospitals so that everyone is clear if the situation does come up.”

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