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Talk to your loved ones about organ donation pleads local charity

Isle of Man marks Organ Donation Week

People on the Isle of Man are being urged to talk to their loved ones about whether they want to be an organ donor.

Laws surrounding organ donation are set to change on the Island – with an opt-out system due to come into force.

The Organ Donation and Human Tissue Bill - also known informally as 'Daniel’s Law' - received Royal Assent in July 2021 but the legislation is not active yet.

It’s named after Diane Taylor’s son Daniel who died in 2007.

She’s the founder of Organ Donation Isle of Man.

Manx Radio spoke to her and specialist nurse Abi Roberts:

This week marks Organ Donation Week – in a poignant turn of events it’s been revealed that a 21-year-old local man, who died of meningitis last week, was himself an organ donor.

Tributes have been paid to Lucas Martin – you can find out more HERE.

Organ Donation Isle of Man has been raising awareness of organ donation – yesterday volunteers were on Strand Street in Douglas and today they'll be in Tesco.

These employees from IFGL were among those who turned out to show their support:

This resident was one of those who has chosen to donate his organs:

You can find out more HERE.

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