Rajinder Singh Panesar, who died in December last year was a popular teaching figure across Bradford’s South Asian communities. In his honour his family encourage more people to come forward and register as blood and organ donors.
"In Summer 2014, my son-in-law was advised to start looking for a live kidney donor. His kidneys were damaged by a disease he had when he was a child. Fortunately his mum came back as a match. However, further testing revealed that she had a life threatening condition. The tests allowed her to catch it early and she was consequently cured. But this meant she could no longer donate. So my... View details ⇨
"Such a special day today celebrating 40 wonderful years since my nanny had her kidney transplant.
"At 87 years old she is now one of the longest living female kidney transplant patients in Northern Ireland! As we think today of the amazing donor who decided to donate his organs, we realise that without them my brother, cousins and I would never have met my nanny and had so many happy years... View details ⇨
TransMedics’ proprietary Organ Care System (OCS) is the first portable warm blood perfusion organ transport system. With the OCS, doctors are able to perform “living organ transplants,” where organs are kept warm and functioning in a controlled environment from the time they are recovered to the moment they are placed in the recipient’s body. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Lisa Salberg, 48, has a dangerous form of heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and recently received the gift of a new heart. Before she went into the operating room, she had an unusual request for her surgeon: Save the damaged heart. [ Bit.ly Link ]
"Hayden celebrated her 1st birthday yesterday. She's a happy healthy 1 year old thanks to her donor, without organ donation this wouldn't have been possible. We think of her donor everyday, they gave her this chance to live a healthier, happier life. This is the best gift she will ever receive"
"The boy who received my son’s heart died Tuesday, although he wasn’t really a boy any longer. He was 37 years old. But when my 7-year old son, Nicholas, was shot in an attempted carjacking on a family vacation in Italy, Andrea Mongiardo was just 15." [ Lat.ms Link ]
"Me and my nan one day after my SPK transplant. Can't believe how quickly things started working. After 17 years of diabetes I'm no longer on insulin and no longer need dialysis. I'm so surprised and shocked. Thank you so much to the organ donor and their family for the gift of life they have given me."
“The surgeon said my liver had shrunk to the size of a fist and it was the worst he’d ever seen – I had five days to live by the time I had a transplant. I went from 14 stone to 9 stone in a few months because of Alpha 1 disease.
“My donor is my ultimate hero. Thanks to her, my wife and two daughters have got their dad back.”
"This little princess stole my heart years ago - but when I meet my maker, my heart has been promised to a stranger. Evie wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the selfless act of another family & for that I am forever grateful."
"I donated my kidney in December 2016 from Edinburgh Infirmary and it was one of the best things I've ever done - after having my children.
"My family were supportive but also against me donating but I believed in helping someone to live their life so I carried on with my donation. My operation went really well and I was out of hospital on Christmas Eve and I'm about to return to work after... View details ⇨