Monday 7th September, marks the start of Organ Donation Week and as always, ACLT are playing our part to ensure those from the African Caribbean community, are aware of all changes and how it affects them and their loved ones.

This year has been a big year for organ donation, with an opt-out system now in place in England, a change in the law that ACLT has hoped for many years would be the norm.

The new law is already saving and transforming lives, however we are keen to continue to make people aware of the change, to ensure more people save more lives.

So, what is one of the messages we are shouting about this week? That everyone still has a choice if they want to be an organ donor or not.

We want to encourage people to find out about how the law change affects them, take the time to make their organ donation decision and most importantly share their decision with those closest to them.

Organ donation remains a CHOICE which you are free to make at any time. To register your choice, please click here


Matthew is 32 years old and works as a software engineer. He is also the founder of Wrangle; an app which allows you to plan your daily activities with discounts.

In this short piece Matthew shares his experience of living with kidney failure, an illness he was diagnosed with in 2012.

Matthew is hopeful the new change in law surrounding organ donation will result in him and many others like him, receiving the kidney transplant he desperately needs.