Corinne bares all for Organ Donation Week
FYF's very own Corinne Hutton lays herself bare for Organ Donation Week, graphically illustrating the body’s transplantable organs in a bid to encourage people to commit to organ, tissue and limb donation.
Corinne has been on the waiting list for a double hand transplant for two years but believes a lack of awareness of, and support for, organ, tissue and limb donation is impacting lives on a daily basis.
Now, to coincide with Organ Donation Week, Corinne is campaigning to raise awareness of the lack of donors, and has released images of herself baring all; her body having been painted with organs and tissue that are deemed transplantable.
At present, limb donation requires specific agreement either from the donor during their lifetime or from next of kin after death. Around 6,500 people are currently awaiting an organ transplant in the UK, yet only around 5,000 people each year die in circumstances where they can donate their organs (Source: NHSBT 2016).
To join the NHS Organ Donor Register click here or call 0300 123 2323.
On Tuesday 6 September, as part of FYF's campaign to raise awareness of the huge lack of organ, limb and tissue donors in the UK, this image of Corinne was projected on to buildings across London. We hope that in doing this, we've done our little bit to persuade people to say #yesidonate, to sign up and ultimately save and change lives. We'd like to thank artist James Zooz Body Painting and photographers John Linton and Drew Farrell for helping us create this stunning campaign.
Here is a video of the projection on to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.