Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Why we do what we do....

Recent events have reminded us quite starkly why we do what we do, and how much we value all of your support in pushing for more organ transplants.

Last Thursday was the first anniversary of the death of Robyn Tainty, who was working on her Masters whilst battling Cystic Fibrosis and waiting for a double-lung transplant. Robyn was an incredibly passionate supporter of our campaign and managed to do a lot for us depsite her battle with ill-health, including talking to the media for us, speaking at the House of Lords and appearing on GMTV on behalf of The Transplant Trust (formerly Transplants in Mind) as their poster girl for National Transplant Week 2007. She is missed by a great many people and we are thinking of her family and friends.

Secondly, this article appeared in Chat magazine at the end of August, chronicling the story of how the shortage of organ donors has affected the Prior family, who have been incredible supporters of LLTGL over the years. Karen and Colin's son Lewis was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome in 2001 and was placed on the super-urgent heart transplant waiting list in December 2003. Sadly, on Tuesday April 6th 2004 Lewis ran out of time and he passed away aged just two and half years old.

The needless deaths of those waiting for transplants continue to spur us on to campaign for organ donation and transplantation and remind us how important all of our supporters are in achieving our goals. If you would like to get involved in helping us in any way big or small, please give us a shout by emailing us or heading over to our brand-new forum

1 comment:

leroy said...

we must all be organ doners but be able to opt out if thats what you want to do it would save so many lifes.i donated a kidney to a stranger in february if i could do it again i would perhaps in years ahead it would be possible to donate a lung or part of the liver to a stranger if it was allowed i would like to help again.