Flesh and Blood

By Magheragall Methodist Church

small David Clements

In a month when we focus on the tragic loss of life in war, the Rev Dr David Clements encourages readers to give life by donating blood and signing the Organ Donor Register. ‘The need continues to grow,’ he writes in the November Methodist Newsletter. ‘In the UK seven thousand units of blood are needed every day. One thousand people die each year waiting for a transplant. What can you do? The Church is made up of millions of people who share a rich tradition of giving, practise a rhythm of generosity and say “yes” to a life lived generously. You can join the Organ Donor Register; you can probably give blood; you can lend your voice to raise awareness and find ways to involve others. Visit the fleshandblood.org website and find out more.’

The November magazine also brings an encouraging first person account of how a kidney transplant has transformed life for a local preacher on the Portadown District. ‘Three years on I am still very well,’ he writes. ‘I am so grateful to the family of the donor and for the donor’s decision to make an organ available. When the time comes, I hope to be able …read more

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