Stories in brief
Lifeboat open day
Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew will be welcoming the public to their lifeboat station open day to be held on Saturday, July 12. Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew will be holding their annual open day when members of the public are invited to meet the crew and see the craft and equipment that they use; all of which has been purchased by public donation. As well as demonstrations of their rescue techniques and the work done by the volunteer members of the crew, there will be various activities aimed at children and free information and literature available on sea and beach safety. Morecambe RNLI volunteer crew member and Press Officer Colin Midwinter said: “The emphasis of the open day is to give members of the local community and members of the public an opportunity to see how money raised has been spent.”
Tissue donation trust plans
More patients awaiting life-transforming transplants will be helped after University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust announced new plans to support tissue donation.
Nurses will be trained to ask newly bereaved families if they would like to find out more about tissue donation as part of standard practice for end of life care. University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has made the announcement at the start of National Transplant Week (July 7-13).Most people are aware that hundreds of lives are saved every year by donated organs, such as hearts and kidneys. They may not realise that donated tissues such as skin, bone and heart valves can dramatically improve the quality of life for others and even help save them. As many as 50 people can be helped by the donation from one person. Tissues that can be donated include cornea, skin, bones, tendons or heart valves. Visit www.organdonationnhs.uk.