From 24 - 26 September, the UK hosted the European Transplant Coordinators Organisation (ETCO) conference for the first time. It was hosted at Cardiff City Hall, and took 2 years to plan. The 500 delegates included Transplant professionals from across the globe, all attending to hear lectures on the latest developments in transplantation and organ donation.
LLTGL had been approached to provide a speech as part of the Opening Ceremony on the Friday, and so Emily was sent along to present the perspective of both a transplant recipient, and a charity campaigner.
Emily's speech was 30 minutes long and during that time she talked about her own transplant story - her fight for survival, life prior to transplant, and life as it is now - and about LLTGL - our aims, our work, our mission.
At the end of the speech Emily showed our LLTGL slideshow, and as she left the stage after thanking the assembled delegates for all the incredible hard work that they do, she received a standing ovation.
It was a hugely successful talk and we look forward to working with members of ETCO again soon - well done Emily!