Organ donation – personal stories

 

Read about the enormous generosity of our donors and their families, and find out just how life changing organ tranplants can be.
Mother-of-two Kath gets her life back after a double heart and lung transplant.
Kath

Mother-of-two Kath, from Hertfordshire, gets her life back after a double heart and lung transplant

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Rex, from the Isle of Man, waited nine years for a kidney.
Kath

Rex was diagnosed with Alports syndrome at the age of two, a disease which can lead to deterioration in kidney function.

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Speedy heart transplant saves Rhys’s life
Rhys

Eleven-year-old Rhys nearly died when he suffered a heart attack while suffering from cardiomyopathy.

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Fatal accident gives hope to five people
Jane

Jane, from Purley, London, helped five people when her organs were donated.

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Genetic condition leads to kidney failure
Sheeba

Sheeba, from Corby, went into kidney failure due to a genetic condition which claimed her sister’s life.

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Liver transplant puts Rich on the podium
Rich

Rich from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, he ended up in a coma when his liver failed for unknown reasons.

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Liver failure brings Diana close to death
Diana

Meet Diana, she had a liver transplant on 14th September 2008 after being told she had acute liver failure.

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Husband supports wife’s wish to donate
Gillian

Gillian and Peter, her husband of almost 40 years, discussed their wish to donate their organs with their two daughters. After suffering a brain haemorrhage, she donated her organs to at least four people.

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Parents donate 9-year-old son’s organs
Liz

Meet Liz, she is a 54 year old nurse from Ashbourne in Derbyshire. In October 1994 the unthinkable happened to Liz and her family.

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Richard sails and cycles after heart transplant
Richard

Richard has had a busy and active time since he received a life-saving heart transplant at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital in 1987.

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