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Organ donation

The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust wants to save more lives… with your help.

We are steadily increasing the number of organ donations yet recognise that much, much more could be done if there were more donors.

And it is also worth remembering it is not is not just organ donation. Tissue donation can also save and improve lives.

Here’s our 2013 Newsletter to mark the best ever year for numbers on the organ donor register and the number of people receiving transplants.  

You can also find an easy to fill in Registration Form here to help you join the register or alternatively, click here to fill it in online. Remember to spell it out and make sure you tell your family about your wishes. 

Paul Knight - Clinical Lead for Organ Donation

Paul has been a consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care since 2001 having undertaking training in Birmingham, Leeds and Toronto.

Since taking up his consultant post he has had a number of roles promoting safe and efficient surgical care. 

"Becoming a clinical lead for organ donation is an opportunity to promote good quality end of life care. I am proud to be a part of a Trust already does very well in supporting organ donation. Working in ICU, I see a lot of tragic situations where despite our best efforts we can't always make patients better. When we work together with other members of the multidisciplinary team we can improve communication with family members to help them come to terms with their loss and make sure that all of their loved one's wishes can be honoured. It's really important that we can encourage everyone to talk with their families about what their wishes would be if tragedy strikes" 

Paul lives in Calderdale with his wife and teenage son, you will probably see him walking his 2 dogs in the countryside.