Did your relative carry a donor card? Most people are aware that many lives are saved every year by donated organs but following death this is not always possible. You may not realise that donated tissue such as skin, bone, tendons, corneas and heart valves can also save and dramatically improve the lives of others.
Certain tissues can be donated up to 48 hours after death.
Further information relating to tissue donation is available at the NHS Organ Donation Register website.