Today's post is a brief one to share my excitement at having just become an organ donor. I went onto the NHS Organ Donation Website and filled out a form in under one minute, et voila! I'm an organ donor.
It is something that I have been thinking about for a while but as it is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week this week, I thought it was the perfect time to sign up! I read that while new treatments and improvements in care mean people with CF are living longer, healthier lives, many will reach a point where a lung transplant is the only option to prolong life. Yet 1 in 3 people on the waiting list will die before they receive a transplant.
While nearly everyone would accept an organ donation if they needed it, only around 30% of people are on the register. This is craziness! So please give this some consideration!
And while you're doing so, perhaps you'd like to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as it's CF Week. I just did this too by sending a quick text:
If you don't know much about Cystic Fibrosis, I urge you to go and do some research. It's the UK's most common, life-threatening inherited condition and 1 in 25 people carry the CF gene without even knowing it. I have Cystic Fibrosis. I'm so grateful that I love fitness as much as I do, because it's what keeps me healthy. But not everyone with CF is as lucky as I am, to be healthy enough to exercise.
I'd love it if you could all help to spread awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and Organ Donation.
Also, don't forget to enter my first ever giveaway, to win a bundle of awesome Zumba goodies. It ends at midnight! Good luck & enjoy the sunshine!