This award was created in 2013 in partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant to honour those who, in death have given hope to others through organ donation.
The award, which takes the form of a pin a badge and scroll signed by The Grand Prior, is presented to the next-of-kin of the donor at award ceremonies organised by County Priory Groups. The award can also be sent by post to those who do not wish to receive it publically.
The Order of St John is often asked what it is like to be present at one of these ceremonies. Sean Macreavy, a filmmaker from Gloucestershire, attended a ceremony on behalf of his father in 2016 and made these videos to explain what happens at a ceremony and why organ donation is something that is important for families to discuss openly. We are very grateful to Sean for his work and for allowing us to use these videos.
Prepared by GTS (UK) Ltd: DC / DJJ
14 August 2014
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