Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to giving you and your loved ones an informed choice about organ donation and tissue.
Organ donation is the process of a person donating their organs for transplant. These are given to someone with damaged organs that need to be replaced. An organ transplant may save a person’s life, or significantly improve their health and quality of life
For more information, please contact 03001232323.
Tissue donation can dramatically improve the quality of life for some individuals who are desperately in need. Most
people can donate some tissue for transplant. Age and medical condition are not necessarily a barrier to donation. Tissue donation is possible if your relative or friend has died within 24 hours.
Our aim is to support the individuals wishes to be a tissue donor following death. They may have expressed a wish during their lifetime by joining the organ donation register, carrying a donor card or have stated a desire to help others following their death. There is a national number available 24 hours a day for advice: 08004320559
If you would like to speak further with one of the nurses please do not hesitate to ask
Organ Donation Committee
The Organ Donation Committee was established in 2009 with the aim to make SWBH NHS Trust a national and regional leader in donation, as well as raise awareness of the importance of organ donation. The committee is made up of clinical staff from across the hospital, as well as non-clinical staff and donor family representatives.
Taking a stand for National Transplant Week
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust literally took a stand for National Transplant Week (8-14 July 2013), with the setup of an information stall to promote awareness around organ donation to both staff and visitors at City Hospital, calling for people to sign up to the Organ Donor Register.
Visit to Muslim Mosque
Members of the Organ Donation Committee (ODC) recently attended the Sleey Oak Mosque, to help promote organ and tissue donation within the local Muslim community The event took place immediately after Friday prayers and approximately 50 people remained to find out more, with great participation and enthusiasm from the audience.
The Trust ODC hoped to work closely with all community groups and faith based organisations, to empower people with information about organ and tissue donation.