Health campaigner Brian Woodrow hopes 100,000 people will sign up to change the law on organ donation.
Last month we reported how Mr Woodrow, who lives in Milton Ernest and is a former chair of the Bedford Hospitals Charity, has started a national campaign to change the law so that people have to opt in rather than opt out of organ donation.
And now Brian is encouraging people to sign a national online petition, as well as setting up meetings with people who want to help him further the cause.
He said: “I want to get together with as many people as possible who think that this is the right thing. The petition is online until September 9 so there is nine months to get 100,000 signatures.
“I have signed up to the petition and I am hoping to get a meeting with a minister, we need to spread this as widely as possible and it needs to go further than Bedford.”
Inspired by his niece Caroline, who received a heart very quickly while living in Paris which has the system, Mr Woodrow believes that transplant waiting list would fall dramatically.
Every country in Europe, excluding Germany has the opt out system of organ donation. It is claimed that while many people would be happy for our organs to be donated after we die, just 29 per cent of us are signed up with the Organ Donation Register.
To get in touch with Brian email firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign the petition go to www.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38220