Sunday, 14 September 2008

Donor remembrance, tree-planting service and DOH visit

Last weekend, LLTGL were invited to a very special service of remembrance by the Britsh Organ Donor (BODY), an organization that celebrates the cherished gifts made by organ donors and their families. LLTGL were very honoured indeed to have a tree dedicated to us following the ceremony in recognition of the work we do.

You can read about Emily and Oli's moving accounts of the day here:
Oli's account
Em's account

Emily and Oli also attended a lecture at the DOH last week, where they got the chance to push the agenda on organ donation. Emily, Oli and a friend went along to talk about their personal experiences of the difference that transplants make. The event was really important for us as it gave us a chance not only to use our personal experiences as a way of emphasizing to policy makers why organ donation is important, but we also got the opportunity to speak with Chris Rudge, who is the new "Transplant Tsar" in charge of implementing the recommendations of the Organ Donor Taskforce report published last September.

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