A NATIONAL campaign to persuade people to donate organs has won council support.

The Vote for Life campaign is seeking volunteers for the Organ Donor Register of people willing to donate organs after their death.

Surveys show that nine out of ten people support the principle but less than two out of ten do anything about it.

Richmondshire District Council will make donor cards available at community offices in Colburn, Leyburn, Hawes and Reeth, and reception desks at Swale House, Springwell House and Friars Wynd, in Richmond.

Chairman, Councillor Michael Heseltine, said: "We hope people take this opportunity to support our campaign and help make sure life goes on.