Just over one year ago, my friend Pete was walking home from a night at the pub. He was hit by a minibus when crossing the road. At the hospital he was pronounced brain dead. Early 30s and with a wife and two little girls.
Ironically, Pete had lost a family friend recently and from that, jersey day was created to promote organ donation. Pete was actively involved in promoting it and had of course registered for organ donation.
Most people are happy to have their organs donated but if you don't explicitly register it can be hard for doctors and family to see it through.
Pete's organs have now saved 5 other lives including some kids, and for his family, its the one thing keeping them going. As his friends, we all agreed to continue promoting registration for organ donation, and with a lot of golf clubs doing jersey days this weekend it is timely.