Organ Donation

Meeting The People Who Have My Son's Organs Made Me Feel Whole Again

Deanna Santana | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK
Deanna Santana

life less ordinary banner We learned that Scott saved the lives of five people through organ donation, gave sight to two through cornea donation, and has restored mobility to 73 others through his tissue donation. These gifts that Scott gave helped carry me through the darkest days of my life and we began to volunteer for Sierra Donor Services, the organ/tissue procurement organisation that facilitated Scott's donation.

More Than 50,000 People Now Alive Thanks To NHS Organ Donations

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has broken 50,000 for the first time. According to a new report by NHS Bl...

UK's First Double Hand Transplant Patient Shares How His Life Has Changed Since Landmark Operation

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant says writing a letter to thank his surgeon has been one the highlights of his first nine m...

Kidney Shaped Love

Melissa Thermidor | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK
Melissa Thermidor

Whether you're single or coupled up, Valentine's Day is looming. All things pink and fluffy and the annoying singing teddy bear that always seems to a...

My Message Of Hope To Heart Patients

Sudhir Choudhrie | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sudhir Choudhrie

What followed was a lifetime of health problems, mainly prompted by a leaky valve in the heart which had been discovered at the meeting with the insurance company's doctor. In 1996, my fragile but hardworking heart literally began to break - and it was to do so twice over in the coming years, both physically and emotionally.

Babysitter Donates Part Of Her Liver To Save Baby Girl She Looks After

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A babysitter went above and beyond the call of duty by donating part of her liver to save the little girl she was looking after. Kiersten Miles was w...

Emotional Moment Woman Meets Daughters Of Organ Donor Who Saved Her Life

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who was just days from dying when her life was saved by donor lungs has had an emotional meeting with the dead woman’s daughters. Georgina C...

Joining The Organ Donation Register

John Hibbs | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

We've been fortunate enough to have two healthy babies who are growing into strong girls. Neither has had anything more than a runny nose or high temperature so far. But what if this wasn't the case and we were reliant upon healthcare beyond the usual measure of calpol or the odd appointment with the GP? How would we deal with that?

Parents Live Blog Baby's Heart Transplant With Incredible Videos Of Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Parents

WARNING: This post contains images and videos of surgery, which some readers may find graphic. A mum and dad shared live updates from hospital as the...

More Than 500 People Have Selflessly Donated A Kidney To Save A Stranger’s Life

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More than 500 people have donated a kidney to save a stranger’s life over the past decade, according to a new report. Figures released by NHS Blood ...

Quadruple Amputee Poses Nude For A Very Important Cause

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A quadruple amputee has posed nude for a series of stunning images to highlight the importance of organ donation. Corinne Hutton had both her hands a...

Data Driven Storytelling Is the New Normal

Melissa Thermidor | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Tech
Melissa Thermidor

The internet was set ablaze the past few weeks, by Candace Payne - now dubbed the 'Chewbacca Mum', for sitting in her car and trying out the talking Chewbacca mask she had just bought. To this day, she is the biggest star on the internet. The emotional connection she built with the world wide web is just a small indicator of the power of storytelling.

Organ Donation: How a Small Act of Kindness Can Leave An Eternal Legacy

Adam Manuel | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Manuel

Dom knows nothing about his organ donor, apart from that he was a man, aged 29, who was declared legally brain-dead. While this stranger's premature death is a terrible event, hopefully his family feel comfort knowing that he could have saved the lives of up to eight people.

I'm On It - Are You?

Ronke Oke | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ronke Oke

The low number of black and mixed race people signed to the UK stem cell register is sadly a reoccurring pattern. For example, the number of black or mixed race individuals who are active blood donors across England and North Wales is less than 1%.

Life Goes On...

Nadine Marshall | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents
Nadine Marshall

Conner was put on life support machine in intensive care: We knew the situation was very serious and grave. However, despite the horrendous circumstances we were in, Richard and I, and both our children, drew a lot of comfort from the way the hospital managed everything.

Woman Donates Kidney To Dad So He Can Walk Her Down The Aisle

SWNS | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A daughter has told how she donated a kidney to her beloved dad - so he could walk her down the aisle. Devoted Vanessa Callaghan said she felt hon...

Why the NHS Is More Than Just a Political Tool

Thomas H. Brand | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Thomas H. Brand

It boils down to the fact that doctors and nurses do are the point of the NHS. Everything else is just a structure to allow them to do it in the most efficient way. And two of the things that makes it efficient is making it free at point of service, and making the people at the point of service happy, awake, and willing to make the necessary sacrifices their job requires.

Father Videos Emotional Moment Son Wakes Up From Heart Transplant

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A father has shared an emotional video of the moment his teen son regained consciousness from a heart transplant operation. Trevor Sullivan, 15, fo...

The Gift of Peace Is Within

Sonja Lewis | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Peace - a top theme during the festive season - is often thought of as the cure-all for problems on different scales, whether global, local or familiar. Understandably so, because when we achieve peace, we thrive as nations, communities, families, and individuals.

Baby Hope Becomes World's Youngest Organ Donor

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Parents

A newborn baby girl who died just over an hour after being born has become the country's youngest organ donor. Baby Hope, who suffered from a rare ...

Adults In Wales Will Automatically Become Organ Donors After Death

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Adults in Wales will now automatically become organ donors after death unless they have registered to opt out. The Welsh Government has changed the...

Lessons From the 27 Club

Ed Green | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Green

Ok, so I'm no musician. And clearly still alive. But I got as near to an insider view of this Club as you can get, because my twin sister Jenny died just days away from our 28th birthday.

Woman Finds Kidney Donor On Tinder

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman is about to undergo a kidney transplant after a friend met someone who was a perfect match via Tinder. Erika Bragan suffers from polycysti...

Bone Marrow Donor Receives Touching Letter From Stranger She Helped

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who donated her bone marrow to a stranger has received a touching note of thanks from the recipient. Sarah Scott, 26, registered to donate ...

Brave Woman's Dying Wish To Friends: Bring Your Donor Cards To My Funeral

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The parents of a woman who died before she could receive a life-changing lung transplant have revealed their daughter's dying wish. Ashleigh Robert...