Deceased organ donor is honoured after his death
A FAMILY man from Chorley was one of 19 people posthumously honoured for saving lives through organ donation at an award ceremony.
They received the Order of St John award for organ donation, run in conjunction with NHS Blood and Transplant, was which was given to their families and loved ones on their behalf.
Clive Robinson from Chorley, who died in April 2015 aged 67, was among those honoured and his daughter, Kate Overend, collected the award at the presentation.
The private ceremony was held at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester in October with the accolades presented by vice lord lieutenant Edith Conn.
Hundreds of families are receiving the award at regional ceremonies held across the UK between September and December. They recognise the 1,364 people who donated their organs after dying last year, leading to thousands of patients’ lives being saved or transformed.
Last year the number of deceased donors in the UK went up by six per cent. However, there are still 6,500 people on the transplant waiting list and around three people die each day in need of an organ.
NHS Blood and Transplant is calling for people in Lancashire to be inspired by the actions of these donors.
To join the NHS Organ Donor Register visit worgandonation.nhs.uk or call 0300 123 2323