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National Epilepsy Week 2015 (17-23 May) #epilepsyweek

This National Epilepsy Week Seize Control posterwe’re continuing our work empowering people to Seize Control of their epilepsy, demand better care and access to relevant treatments. We’re also asking health professionals about any barriers they face when trying to optimise treatment for patients.

There are three ways to get involved right now - and we’d love your help.

The Seize Control campaign launched last autumn, with the aim to help people whose seizures are poorly controlled. Of the 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK, around 288,000 are still experiencing seizures. We estimate that with better treatment 108,000 more people could become seizure free. The campaign supports you to ask for better treatment if your seizures are not controlled. 

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Submitted by Mick on

I have had epilepsy since 1985 and have always wanted to save lives of those that need it, I would love to donate something that I am able to but have epilepsy so I can't , this makes me very very sad, wanting to help but can't don't seem fair especially to someone that could die.

Submitted by jane yeomans on

Hi Jane

Thanks for your comment. It’s great that you want to help people.

There are many ways to help people living with epilepsy. Volunteers play a critical part of our work here at Epilepsy Action. If you would like to become involved, please see the volunteering section of our website.

Although in the UK you’re not permitted to donate blood currently, you can still donate organs. For more information you could ask at your GP practice, or visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk.


Advice & Information Team

Submitted by Sacha-Epilepsy ... on