The NHS has launched the 'Leave Them Certain' campaign, which aims to encourage families to talk about organ donation.

It follows the organ donation law change last year in England, which means all adults are seen as willing to donate their organs, unless they opt-out or are in one of the excluded groups.

However, many people still don't realise that families will still be approached before any donation goes ahead. Nine out of ten families support organ donation if they knew what their loved one wanted, however this falls to just half when a decision is not known.

Having a conversation around organ donation with your family can help save lives.

In the new TV advert launched this week, Shivum Kakkad talks about his father Bharat, who passed away in May 2019. He said the family never talked about organ donation.

They decided that they would donate Bharat's organs, but admitted the decision would have been easier if they'd have had the conversation beforehand.

Shivum hopes that by sharing his family's story, they will encourage more families, particularly from Asian and other ethnic backgrounds, to support and talk about organ donation.

Bharat went on to save the lives of two people. He donated a kidney to a woman in her 50s and a man in his 60s.

Having the conversation with your family is just one way to ensure your organ donation decision is made, another is registering your decision on the Organ Donation Register. You will be able to opt-in or opt-out and you can change your decision at any time.

To find out more information about the 'Leave Them Certain' campaign, visit the NHS Blood and Tranplant's website.