A free event open to Brent residents is being held at Brent Civic Centre to mark the start of Organ Donation Week on Wednesday 12 October.
The event, hosted by Brent Council’s health inequality programme Brent Health Matters, will provide the facts about organ donation so that people can make an informed decision. Residents of the borough who have donated organs, been recipients of organs and those who have had to make decisions about their relatives’ organs will be telling their stories.
There will also be a premiere of a film featuring local people recounting their experiences and a Q&A session with participants. Presentations from experts will include details from a transplant surgeon from Northwick Park Hospital.
Cllr Neil Nerva, Brent’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Adult Social Care, said,