Organ Donation

Organ_DonationThis year the WI is proposing to support a resolution on increasing organ donation. It is about having those awkward conversations to tell your loved ones what you would like to happen once you have enjoyed your life and died, and whether you want to be able to help others who would otherwise have their lives cut short or be a part of medical research.

You can read our earlier blog on the facts about Organ Donation and the WI’s fact sheet on the resolution.

The resolution being proposed is:

The NFWI notes that three people die every day whilst waiting for an organ transplant. We call on every member of the WI to make their wishes regarding organ donation known, and to encourage their families and friends, and members of their local communities to do likewise.

Sotonettes members can vote on this resolution at the May meeting on Tuesday 27th May.

For information, the resolution on female genital mutilation (FGM) came second. There are a number of ongoing campaigns associated with FGM and members, if they wish, can take action on the issue under the WI’s No More Violence Against Women mandate. There is also an online petition that you may wish to sign.