Healthwatch Sunderland organ donation event

Through our Organ Donation Campaign and event we aimed to get people talking to their loves ones about organ donation and having open conversations
Healthwatch Sunderland Organ Donation Event attendees

On an annual basis we select campaigns from the Healthwatch England Campaign Calendar to focus on throughout the year.  This is usually delivered by the development of a social media campaign, but some also include an event, which can be either online or face to face.

This year one of the campaigns we selected was Organ Donation, as this subject is one close to our hearts, following one of our colleagues, Jemma, receiving a kidney donation in 2021.  The main aim of the event was to get people thinking about organ donation and speaking to their loved ones about their wishes regarding donation.

The event took place on the 7th September 2022 

Read more about our event

What difference did this make

The event has led to attendees stating that they will ensure they speak to their loved ones about their wishes around donation.  One person also said after listing to the speakers, they would like to learn more about the altruistic donor process, they said;

“I would like to learn more about becoming an non-directed donor – how to start the process.”


Event evaluation

To see what attendees told us we did well at the event and what we could improve on.

Organ Donation Evaluation Report