This was sent to CHD-UK via Cat of Transplant Kids.
Deadline: Has now passed. It was 15th December 2010
There are currently 8000 people waiting for an organ transplant in Britain. Sadly three people a day die waiting for a donor organ.
On 15th December there will be the first meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Transplantation. We need as many MPs and members of the House of Lords to attend and join the group. This is a powerful way to influence government decision making.
What you can do
Please contact your MP and encourage them to attend and join the group. You need to act now.
Contacting your MP is easy:
Visit www.writetothem.com and enter your postcode. Select your MP from the top-middle section of that page.
Simply fill out the online form to send an email direct to your MP.
Make sure you include the key message below but it’s important that you add your own personal story and passion to make sure your MP will act. You need to tell them why organ donation matters to you.
You can also write to your MP or attend their surgery. Details are on the site linked above.
Please pass this email on to others who may be able to help.
It’s important that you personalise your letter. The website doesn’t allow multiple versions of the same letter to be sent to MPs.
There are 8000 people waiting for an organ transplant in Britain . 3 people die each day whilst waiting.
The Organ Donation Taskforce recommendations of 2008 have led to a 19% increase in deceased organ donors in the NHS but there is still much work to be done to reach the target of a 50% increase by 2013.
Please join the All Party Parliamentary Group for Transplantation and attend the inaugural meeting on Wednesday December 15th 2010, 2-3pm in Room M, Portcullis House, hosted by Chris Williamson MP.
If you are able to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
Here is where you write about why transplant is so important to you.
December 2010: We will update when he hear of the outcome