the waiting list

the waiting list

"Say Something" - Just 1 Click To Save A Life

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Save a life, Make a difference? It takes just 1 click to share this video or please consider registering as a donor in your country. itunes Link: http://bitly.com/saysomethingmusic (ALL PROFITS GO TO ORGAN DONATION CHARITIES) Consider subscribing, support videos like this one: http://j.mp/SubToRex _______________________________________________________ Why did i make it? : Last year, my mother fell ill and required life saving transplant surgery to give her a second chance at life. She was on the waiting list for over a year and all that time i watched as she gradually slipped away from who she was. I never realised just how long and frustrating the waiting list has now become and it can feel like a lifetime watching someone slowly succumb to their illness knowing there is nothing you can do. Thankfully she received the life saving operation in time thanks to the generosity of someone who had decided to register. I don't have much i could give to help the situation finacially, but i am a musician, with a youtube channel and know a lot of amazingly supportive people, and i wanted to create a piece of music and campaign to help raise awareness around the situation. You don't have to sign up to do something about this, just the act of spreading the word about this video is enough and really could save peoples from dying simply unnecessarily. _______________________________________________________ Facts about organ donation were drawn from these sources: Every 10mins someone is added to the transplant waiting list "http://www.organdonor.gov” The current average wait for a transplant is 424 days ….. In the UK "http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk” At the end of today, 21 people will die waiting http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/newsroom/fact_sheets/transplants_save_lives.asp (1232 a year) http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/statistics/transplant_activity_report/archive_activity_reports/pdf/ukt/activity_report_2012_13.pdf + 18 people a day http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/organ-donation-facts 1/3 die on the waiting list 7332 currently waiting http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/statistics/transplant_activity_report/archive_activity_reports/pdf/ukt/activity_report_2012_13.pdf 96% believe in donation. only 30% register http://www.itv.com/news/2013-02-11/the-facts-and-figures-and-myths-and-legends-of-organ-donation/ There are currently 7,410 waiting. 139 are children http://www.itv.com/news/2013-02-11/the-facts-and-figures-and-myths-and-legends-of-organ-donation/ 1 Organ donor can save 8 lives https://www.donatelifenc.org/content/frequently-asked-questions#how-many-saved-by-organ Everyday 12 people are saved by organ donors http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/statistics/transplant_activity_report/archive_activity_reports/pdf/ukt/activity_report_2012_13.pdf (4212 saved) Support my videos and get cool rewards!: http://j.mp/PatronRex Subscribe. I promise it will be fun! : http://j.mp/SubToRex My iTunes Music Here!: http://j.mp/RexTunes See My Pics First On Instagram: http://j.mp/RexPics Shall We Tweet?!: http://j.mp/TwitRex Facebook Friend Me: http://j.mp/RexFB Facebook "Like" Page: http://j.mp/LikeRex Live Hangouts with me at Google! http://gplus.to/RexPearson Website: http://www.rexpearson.com Want to collaborate? Business email on my channel description!