Northumbria Hospital sculpture honours organ donors’ gifts of life

Northumbria Hospital hope The Gift of Life sculpture created by blacksmith artist Stephen Lunn will get families talking about organ donation.

Five words suggested by donor families – hope, chance, love, faith and cheer – have been incorporated into the piece.

Since the hospital in Cramlington opened in 2015, 44 organ donors have saved the lives of 92 people.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Bright charity said it wanted to encourage families to talk to their loved ones about organ donation.

Around 6,000 patients in the UK are waiting for organ donations and around 400 people are predicted to die without having received a transplant, the Northumbria trust said.

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