Thursday, 29 January 2009

More media craziness!

With the revelation that there are now 16 million people who have registered their wishes to be an organ donor, things here at LLTGL have been a non-stop whirl of press!

First up, our fab chair Oli spent a busy morning doing press in the Milton Keynes area, on BBC3 Counties' Morning:MK show, HeartFM and Anglia news here

Our super South-East advocate Lou Lawrence, who recently received a sparkly pair of new lungs after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis, got some exclusive coverage in the Mirror with a moving story about her difficulties facing a transplant as a formerly vibrant young woman

Finally, you can read all about the difference our North-West advocate Holly's transplant has made to her life with a moving retelling of her story on page 44 of the Sun. Holly continues to work hard on the Battlefront campaign, and we're really excited to see her efforts to promote organ donation and transplantation rewarded with an appearance in one of the most widely read newspapers in the land!

All in all, this week has been a great one for coverage about organ donation, and we hope that because 1,000 people continue to die every year waiting for a transplant (shockingly, that is three people every day) the media craziness this week results in more people saying that magical "Yes" to organ donation.

***more stop press***
Hmm... maybe I need to write on this blog more often.... Again, as I write this, our South-East fab-vocate Nelly has just been called to Hammersmith to receive her long awaited kidney transplant! Being from an Asian background, Nelly has been waiting a super-long time for a kidney (6+ years) so we're totally over the moon!! Watch this space for updates!!!

1 comment:

smudge said...

February issues of She magazine has a page profile of people whose lives have been changed as a result of receiving a transplant. Good plug for UK Transplant too but not sadly for LLTGL but I guess all publicity is good for the cause.