Friday, 7 May 2010

Advocate Number 7

Last but by no means least advocate number 7!

Carol Beckett is a 39-year-old mother from Manchester. She was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer in September 2007 and received part of her brother's liver in a Living Donor Liver Transplant in January 2008.

At risk to his own life, Stephen saved Carol’s life in a ten hour operation and to express her thanks for this wonderful gift, Carol is now an Advocate for Live Life then Give Life, helping promote the importance of organ donation. Carol has worked in the NHS since 1991, and after a career break, has recently gone back to work part time in the NHS as a Senior Information Analyst.

Carol still finds time to fulfill her role as an advocate in many ways such as appearing in the Good Housekeeping magazine to tell her story, setting up stalls to invite members of the public to join the organ donor register and also giving presentations in schools to spread the word.

A couple of weeks ago Carol’s sister Sue also ran the London Marathon raising a massive £2,461.45 for us so far! (

Thank you Carol, your ongoing work and support is much appreciated.

There is a chronic shortage of organ donors in the U.K. and consequently 3 people die every day whose lives could have been saved by a transplant. Carol and indeed all the team at LLTGL want to raise awareness of this plight and want people to talk about it, think about it and do something about it.

1 comment:

loulou said...

Yay!! Go Carol!! I know we've only met once but I think you're very special and inspirational...thats an amazing fundaraise...fabtastic xxx