Our friends at The Donor Family Network are holding a £250,000 fund raising appeal to create the Gift of Life Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire along with other regional memorials across the country.
The new National Organ Donor Memorial pays tribute to those donors and their families who made the gift of life possible.
The Donor Family Network strongly believes that a memorial to organ donors should be funded by the people - those whose lives organ and tissue donation has touched and those who support transplantation in recognition of the kindness and generosity of organ donors and their families.
The Memorial features a butterfly - the symbol of hope and new life and the forget-me-not as no donor will ever be forgotten. The design is surrounded by symbolic benches and provides a focus for donor recognition.
Live Life Then Give Life was created to raise awareness of organ donation and the chronic lack of organ donors in the UK. We aim to encourage people to think and talk about organ donation.
LLTGL helps give those affected by transplant a voice within the media, educates the public and supports those in need of a vital transplant, which due to the terrible shortage of donors in the UK may never come.