saving lives

Tales of superhuman strength, commitment and compassion have come in from far and wide. What we've found is that it's not the moments of great drama that people remember as much as the quiet moments of support, the kind words that help them to be brave.
Have you ever looked back on your life and realised that you had a Sliding Doors moment - a point where if you had taken a different train, or missed a certain bus, how different your life would have turned out? In my case, it was someone else's life in the balance as well - literally.
I wrote in my article earlier this week that pharmacists save lives, and was asked on this very page to back up my claim
Screening can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms, when it is easier to treat. Sometimes it can prevent bowel cancer from even developing in the first place by picking up non-cancerous growths (polyps) which could become cancerous in the future.
Whenever headlines such as 'Cure for HIV' appear in the press, they have a few unintended secondary effects: the general populace takes them as a sign that HIV is over, and that there is no longer a problem, despite the fact that charities such as ours know very well that there is much work to be done.
Clean The World collects and recycles soap products discarded by the hospitality industry every day, and once the soap leftovers have been treated, hygiene products can be distributed to people in need all over the world.
Despite the huge increase in donor numbers, brought about because more families have been asked about donation, the underlying rate of families agreeing to donation in hospital has not changed and consent rates have not risen. If we are to save more lives, something I believe we can and must do, then we need to see a revolution in attitudes towards organ donation.
We're hearing more and more in the media about the UN General Assembly meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which