This week’s feature looks at organ donation and how it can save lives.
Students will learn about what the major organs do in the body, and how problems with them can affect someone’s health. They will also find out about the first ever organ transplant, and how transplants work.
This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:
Debate issues around organ donation, such as ‘should we refuse to donate to smokers’ and ‘should people who have looked after their body get priority on donation lists?’
Imagine you’ve had organ donation surgery and write a thank you letter to your donor
Write an imaginary diary entry for the day you’re about to have donation surgery
Investigate heart donation surgery, which is the most complex procedure of all the major organ donation surgeries