Real stories

Real people share their experiences of organ donation, and describe their wait for a suitable donor.

Ian Thain

Meet Ian, he is currently waiting for a double lung transplant to save his life.

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Ian Thain

In this second installment, Ian describes his wait for a double lung transplant to save his life.

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Carla Maclean

Meet Carla – her husband donated a kidney to save her life. Stay tuned for Pete’s story.

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Carla Maclean

Meet Carla and Pete. Pete donated a kidney to Carla and helped to save her life.

Read the second part of Carla and Pete's story

 

Barry and Karen Ackerley

Meet Karen Ackerley and Barry, her husband, who has been waiting for a kidney match for five years.

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Kaylee-Ann Davidson

Meet Kaylee-Ann, she is currently the longest surviving person in the UK to receive a heart transplant.

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Nikila Erskine

Meet Nikila, she is currently waiting for a liver transplant.

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Tor Tremlett

Meet Tor, a 24 year old who has been waiting for a lung transplant for 4 years

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Donna Barrington-Smith

Meet Donna, she was shocked to find that she needed a liver transplant, having been completely healthy until 2006

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Ian Richardson and Mya

How do you prepare for the worst moment in your life?

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Ali Hamilton

Meet Ali, who was lucky enough to have a friend donate a kidney to her

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Dee Montague

Meet Dee, whose father recently had a heart transplant.

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