“The teaching tool has arrived in a very timely manner as Organ Donation Week 2021 aims to inspire millions of family conversations and registrations by putting children and young people at the heart of our message.
“It will encourage organ donation conversations across the generations and really press home the ‘leave them certain’ message.”
“Previously, we have had to rely on videos and photographs but our new teaching tool will encourage the students to take out the organs, feel what they’re like and understand how each one functions.
“It will provide students with valuable hands-on learning so they can understand exactly how important our organs are – and, therefore, why we need organ donation to save people’s lives.”
As well as focusing on stories of children who have received or donated organs, Organ Donation Week will shine a national spotlight on the importance of education, with blood, organ and stem cell donation now part of the school PHSE curriculum for young people in Key Stage 3 and 4.
To mark the event in our area, staff at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust who work in the hospital restaurants, post room, general offices and reception desks will be wearing bright pink organ donation t-shirts.
Hull City Council’s buildings in Queen Victoria Square will light up pink along with The Deep and other key landmarks in the city.