Read our blog with daily updates from a Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation (SNOD).
Monday 9th July 2012
Donors found in the crowd
Hello friends. My name is Amanda-Jayne Snape. I’m married with one daughter who has just turned 16 months old, so you can imagine how hectic my life is! I work for NHS Blood and Transplant as a Specialist Nurse Organ Donation (SNOD) within the North West Team. Before this, I was a staff nurse on a very busy general neurosurgical intensive care unit.
Tuesday 10th July 2012
"Meeting amazing people everyday."
I have the privilege to meet some truly amazing people working as a Specialist Nurse Organ Donation (SNOD). I am constantly overwhelmed by the pure generosity of some families to think of others in what is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and distressing times they could face.
Wednesday 11th July 2012
You saved my life
Whilst putting on my red organ donation t-shirt and distributing leaflets from my promotional stand at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals yesterday, I spotted a young lady sitting opposite me, stroking the side of her coffee cup and smiling quietly to herself. I assumed she was waiting for her relative to come out from a clinic appointment or that she was waiting to go in. As time passed, I was starting to think that she may actually want to talk to me as her eyes often met mine, yet she maintained her distance. I smiled warmly and continued to greet passers by with my ‘share you views, pass it on’ promotional talk.
Thursday 12th July 2012
Working together with hospitals
Hi everyone. Yesterday, I briefly chatted to some of the doctors and nurses who care for the patients who go on to become potential organ and tissue donors. With their permission I’ve written a couple of their thoughts below...
Friday 13th July 2012
It’s nearly the end of National Transplant Week and what a week it has been! So many people have joined together to support organ and tissue donation and have thanked all the donors and their families for transforming the lives of so many people who desperately need our help.