It goes without saying that organ donation is very close to my heart, it doesn't just 'save lives' in that distant way that we don't associate with ourselves. It saved my life, totally unexpectedly, it might save yours, or your friend's, your mum's or your child's.
Signing up to the register takes just two minutes, you can do it right here: www.organdonation.nhs.uk
And, crucially, please talk to your family about your decision to sign up too. Make sure your family know your wishes so that, if the worst should happen, they don't have to make that decision while they're are at their most vulnerable and grief stricken.
I was one of the lucky ones, there are so many wonderful people, who would lead wonderful lives, but don't get the chance because they die while waiting for an organ. Please register today, talk to your family, and encourage your friends.