Pass The Beat
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you choose to Pass the Beat and join the organ donor register.
We're not asking you for your money. We're asking you to think about giving something much more. Everyday, on average, three people will die whilst waiting for an organ donation. One person can transform nine other people's lives through the gift of donation.
Organ donation can save lives beyond death. A donated heart can race to a person's favourite beats. A gifted kidney can free a person from the tie of dialysis to travel. A donated cornea can allow someone to see their favourite band play live.
If you would like to pass the beat, please click here to join the Organ Donor Register.
This isn't an easy subject to tackle but maybe music can help break the taboo.
We are not a charity. We are a group of volunteers that think a shared love of music can help save some lives.
We hope that through a shared passion for music, we can help save some lives by:
The People Waiting
There are over six and a half thousand people waiting for a transplant in the UK.
Someone waiting for a kidney transplant will have to wait an average of 1,114 days.
That's over three years.
Below you will find the stories of individuals and their experience of waiting for and needing a transplant. Click on the images to read a person's story.
The People Giving
Nearly three thousand organ transplants happened over the last year, thanks to deceased donors.
Below you will find some stories of individuals who donated their organs.
Their loved ones who authorised the donation answer some questions about the experience.
Click on the images to read a personÃ¢ÂÂs story.
The Donor Family Network offers support to families who authorised donation.
A big barrier to organ donation is a lack of discussion on the subject.
The NHS Blood & Transplant website can answer a lot of questions about donation & transplants.
If you choose to Pass the Beat, it is important to think of the following:
The time when the question of organ donation is asked is full of grief for a family, making any wishes known before hand can guide them.
It is important to remember that transplant is not a cure; it is a treatment that is not always effective. However, for the person whose organ has failed, the gift of transplant is the best hope that they have.
Death and organ donation are difficult subjects to discuss. Maybe music can help open dialogue between you and your loved ones.
Meet The Team
Find out some more about the Pass The Beat team!
Newton Faulkner UK Tour - Manchester Albert Hall
Our team of volunteers will be at The Albert Hall in Manchester for Newton Faulkner's gig talking all about NHS Organ Donation Ã¢ÂÂ come say hi if you're going too!
Wednesday 30th March 2016 from 19:30
Christmas Singalong @ The Grafton
Clap your hands, stamp your feet and sing your heart out as the house pianist leads us through a fun-filled evening of all our most loved carols and Christmas hits!
Pass the Beat will be there to join in the festive fun and to answer any questions you may have about organ donation.
FREE ENTRY! / Sunday 20th December 2015 from 18:30 / @ The Grafton - 20 Prince of Wales Road London NW5 3LG
Pass the Beat - LIVE
Pass the Beat UK invites you to a night of live music celebrating organ donation. Artists including contemporary guitarist Declan Zapala will perform.
"Virtuosic and committed, with a stunning sonic awareness" - BBC Radio 3 (Max Reinhardt, Late Junction).
"Attractive and innovative" - the Guardian.
Further line up to be announced.
Pass the Beat UK is a non-profit campaign raising awareness about organ donation. WeÃ¢ÂÂre not asking you for your money but to think about giving something much more.
Ticket price: ÃÂ£3 advance/ ÃÂ£5 door to cover venue costs. Any profits will be donated to charity.
University of Surrey, Wednesday 17th June
The music department are hosting this opportunity for students and staff to record their own Pass the Beat tune and find out a little about organ donation. Find us in the PATS Building, Room PA11 from 14:30-14:30.
For more information on Organ Donation, the best resource is the NHS Blood & Transplant website.
We'd love to hear from you if you have any stories of how organ donations can indeed change and save lives.
If you want to get involved with spreading the message of Pass the Beat, please send us a message via the contact form below.
Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org