Organ Donation

Data Driven Storytelling Is the New Normal

Melissa Thermidor | Posted 13.06.2016 | 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 18.04.2016 | 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 14.04.2016 | 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 05.04.2016 | 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 15.02.2016 | 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 22.12.2015 | 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 27.11.2015 | 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...

NHS Blood And Transplant Calls For More Organ Donors As Donations Fall

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people donating organs has fallen for the first time in more than a decade, leading to a call for more donors.Fewer people dying in circ...

Cystic Fibrosis Sufferer Reveals How Transplant Turned His Life Around

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man who was born with cystic fibrosis has revealed how a double lung transplant dramatically changed his life. David Morris, 27, became so ill th...

This Will Make You Want To Register As An Organ Donor

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Are you a registered organ donor? You'll want to be after watching this touching advert titled The Man And The Dog. The advert shows an elderly ma...

Baby Who Lived For Just 100 Minutes Becomes Britain's Youngest Organ Donor

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Parents

The parents of a baby who died just 100 minutes after he was born say their son "lived and died a hero" after he became Britain's youngest organ donor...

Three People Die Every Day Due to a Shortage of Donor Organs - But There Is Something Each of Us Can Do to Help

Grant Shapps | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Politics
Grant Shapps

From today people will get the opportunity to sign up when they visit the Oyster Online or Contactless pages on the TfL website. If we can make sure that as many people as possible know how to register and we make it easily accessible to them in their everyday lives we really will be able to make a real difference and save lives.

Even If You're Fed Up With The #IceBucketChallenge, This 5-Year-Old's Version Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the Ice Bucket Challenge hype begins to die down, a video with a difference has come to our attention. And we have to say, while watching our ma...

Have You Told Your Family Your Organ Donation Decision?

Dr Ellie Cannon | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Ellie Cannon

New figures out today show that just 45% of families agree to organ donation going ahead if they are unaware of their loved one's decision to be a donor - but this figure rises to 95% when they know the decision.

This Week Give Someone the Gift of Life

Simon Gillespie | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Gillespie

Donating an organ is one of the most inspiring and altruistic things a person can do. It is often the gift of life to someone who is critically ill and might otherwise have just weeks or months left to live. It can give families in their darkest hour, the opportunity to turn their tragedy into hope.

Baby's Kidneys Save Life Of 22-Year-Old Woman

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

The kidneys of a five-week-old baby have been successfully transplanted into a woman dying of renal failure, making the infant the youngest organ dono...

Chile and Wales Lead Renewed Drive for Opt-Out Organ Donation Scheme

Ruth Green | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Ruth Green

While World Cup qualification is arguably the most prominent thing in most Chilean and Welsh people's minds right now, the two countries have another topic of conversation in common: organ donation.

Teenager Denied Life-Saving Heart Transplant 'Because Of Low Grades' Has Surgery

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

An American teenager whose family claimed he had been denied a life-saving heart transplant because of low grades and trouble with the police, has now...