The 2nd – 8th September, 2019 marks Organ Donation Week. Created by the NHS to raise awareness of organ donation and transplants, the week long campaign shines a light on the generosity of donors and the impact they have on transplant recipients, whilst also providing an opportunity to educate, inform and inspire people to help save and improve more lives.
Organ donation is close to Fox Group’s hearts with Alder Hey Children’s Kidney Fund being our Charity of the Year. In 2016, HR Manager, Kevin’s daughter underwent a life-changing kidney transplant, of which Kevin donated and works tirelessly to raise awareness of organ donation.
Alder Hey Children’s Kidney Fund is run solely by volunteers and works to help children with renal and urological disorders, through patient medical and staff support along with research funding. With over 99% of funding raised being replenished into the organisation, the mission focuses on long term research and shorter-term patient and medical support.
Kevin said: “Both Grace and I were incredibly excited for Alder Hey Children’s Kidney Fund to be chosen as one of Fox Group’s charities of the year.”
“We are extremely passionate about raising funds for a portable dialysis machine due to the difference this would make for families who have received the same diagnosis. To see Alder Hey Children’s Kidney Fund receiving funding is great.”
In Spring 2020, the law around organ donation is changing in England and Scotland. All adults will be considered as having agreed to donate their own organs unless they record a decision not to donate.
To find out more about Organ Donation Week 2019, how to help and how to get involved, take a look here: https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/get-involved/news/save-the-date-organ-donation-week-2019/