Thursday, 8 January 2009

If you need a reason to sign up to the Organ Donor Register, take a look at this little girl who is on the transplant waiting list for a new Liver. In December she received two phonecalls, but these were unsuitable, lets hope its 3rd time lucky for Bethany.

Bethany's Article.

Her Mum Sam is very positive and says 'A transplant would make such a difference to Bethany's life. I really hope more people sign up to the register, not just for Bethany's sake but also for everyone else who needs a transplant.'

This article is part of a campaign launched by Tesco to encourage more people to sign up and become Organ Donors.

"Right now more than 8,000 people in the UK are waiting for a donation of a kidney, heart, lungs, liver, pancreas or small bowel. Transplants are a miraculous medical achievement yet they depend on the generosity of donors and their families willing to make this life-saving gift."

There are other peoples experiences of Organ Donation here.

I have actually had the privilege of meeting Paul Savage and Ray Pearson who feature in the 3rd article, what an incredible story they have to tell.

Finally Victoria Tremlett who also features in the campaign has actually filmed a video for my "Gift of Life" campaign to discuss the importance of organ donation and her wait for a lung transplant. I will let you know when this available for you to watch, but if you can't wait till then you can read her blog here! She is a brave lady and a true inspiration...

If this has made you consider signing up, please do so by clicking here!

Thanks x

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I am glad to have found your blog. I am a bit older, but still young in most eyes to be on a transplant list. I honestly still need to read through all your posts about your journey. I think it is amazing what you are doing for organ donor awareness.