On the third day of Christmas, my donor gave to me…the strength to laugh and dance the night away with friends. Read More »
On the second day of Christmas, my donor gave to me…a day spent with family, loving every minute of it.
We all have our own special family traditions at Christmas, and I think that’s what makes it so special. Read More »
On the first day of Christmas, my donor have to me…the chance to watch my family together opening presents and enjoying Christmas morning!
I received the greatest gift, the Gift of Life, and because of that I am able to enjoy so much more. Read More »
The 24th of November, a date I will always remember. The day my life was saved for the first time, by a donor and their families selfless decision to donate their loved one’s organs. Read More »
I think we can all agree that starting a conversation about what will happen when you die or your loved ones pass, is not the most enjoyable or natural thing to do. However, it is one of the most important conversations to have with family and friends. The question is, how to actually begin those discussions? Read More »
When we were just beginning the organization of the Gala Dinner, we all felt strongly that the event should not be ‘marketed’ as a fundraiser, but instead as a celebration and promotion of Organ Donation. It was important to us that people didn’t feel under pressure to give lots of money, only that we got the message out there about how crucial organ donation is. Read More »
Turn An End Into A Beginning
So, the theme of this year’s campaign was ‘Turn an End into a Beginning’. And as it is the end of the week, I wanted to talk about how we can turn the end of this week, into the beginning of something great. Read More »
The Gift Of Life:
Exactly one year ago today, I received my third liver transplant. It was a day of hope, nerves and excitement. Last night at the Live Loudly Gala Dinner, I spoke about how hard it was to make the decision to go ahead with that transplant. It was down to me to choose whether or not I would go ahead, and the possibility of me not doing it, was very real at a time. I knew how difficult it would be to recover from this transplant, mentally and physically. I knew how hard it can be to live with a transplant. But eventually, I signed the consent forms for my third liver transplant. Read More »
Today we are busy planning for our Gala Dinner this evening so this will be a short blog!
I hope you are all looking forward to it! It has been a long time in the works, but finally the day has come and all the last minute planning is coming together. Read More »
To Opt In or To Opt Out…That is the question…
Let me first explain a little bit about what I mean. There are two possible systems that the politicians are trying to decide between, for how people are put onto the Organ Donor Register. The first – the one we currently use – is the opt in. This means that each person decides whether they want to be an organ donor, and then they go and sign the register after deciding. Read More »