12 Days of Christmas…Blog 7

xmas 7Well, the last blog of 2017!

This year really does seem to have gone in the blink of an eye.

I think we have seen some good progress this year in terms of awareness of Organ Donation. More stories in papers, more talk of public awareness campaigns, more engagement with young people. More debates about the opt in or opt out system and which we should be working with. Read More »

12 Days of Christmas…Blog 6

xmas 6Well, today has just been absolutely insane.

It’s a short one today – it has been hectic! Today I was announced as a recipient of a BEM (British Empire Medal) on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

I’m still quite baffled and just totally stunned that the work I, with the incredible help and support of those around me, do to raise awareness of Organ Donation has been recognised in this way! Read More »

12 Days of Christmas…Blog 5

xmas 5Do you give blood?

No? What’s your excuse? Do you have a blood condition? Or take medication? Or have lived abroad in a country which means you can’t give blood?

Or…do you just ‘not get round to it’? Don’t have time? Think it’s painful? Think it’s ‘icky’? Don’t know where you can donate? Don’t think it’s really THAT important? Read More »

12 Days of Christmas…Blog 3

xmas 3Presents. One of my personal favourite parts about Christmas, each year I still get so excited about both getting and giving Christmas presents. Exchanging gifts, you get one – you give one…pretty simple concept. It works, everyone’s happy.

If you are happy to receive a present, you should be willing to give one…agreed? Read More »