Our chairman, Emma, has been a bit poorly recently, so we were really chuffed that Pauline from the Donor Family Network was able to step in at the minute to give a presentation to paediatric nurses at St. James hospital in Leeds.
Giving talks is one of the ways in which we feel we can make the biggest difference, and such 'study days' is an increasingly important route through which we are getting the message about transplantation out there to people on the front-line of medicine. Pauline did a fantastic job of integrating both her experiences from a donor family point of view, and the experiences we at LLTGL have had in waiting for a transplant.
This unique approach to talking about the importance of transplants was very well recieved, so much so that Pauline was invited back to give a talk at a similar study day in Blackburn at the end of November. We can't thank her enough for integrating both sides of the transplant story, and it is fabulous to have another charity working so well with us.