Although the lockdown may be easing a little for some, the government directive is that there will be NO change for the many people who are most vulnerable to the disease and who are therefore “shielding”. People with suppressed immune systems are sheltering in isolation because they are particularly at risk from COVID-19. Of these people, those who need or have received organ transplants are classified by the government as the most vulnerable of all.
Team Margot, Giving to help others, Live Life Give Life and All Good Co. (CIC) supported by NHS Blood and Transplant, have started a project called ‘Heart At Home’ to say a very big “thank you” to everyone for protecting the most vulnerable.
Over 50 renowned artists and illustrators have each generously donated a unique ‘Work of Heart’, depicting their perspective on self-isolating at home. Each scene is set in the shape of an anatomical heart. The objective of the campaign is to get people to share their favourite heart on social media to spread the message of gratitude on behalf of the vulnerable. We have also created a ‘shielding heart poster’ that can be placed in the window of a home to alert neighbours, visitors and delivery services that a vulnerable person lives there.
While we’re still all inside, it’s a good time to remember it’s what’s inside that counts.
After all, home is where the heart is.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support.
Stay safe and well.
Together, saving lives
Ways you can help:
Choose your favourite heart from heartathome.org and share it on social media with a message of gratitude to everyone for self-isolating.
The law around organ donation is changing in England on the 20th of May 2020, but your family still hold the final decision, and less than half of families agree to donation going ahead if they are unaware of their loved one’s decision to be a donor.
Campaign Website: HeartAtHome.org