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Real Lives, Real Stories

Have you been affected by organ donation? Here are some inspirational stories from the families of those who donated their organs as well as individuals whose lives have been transformed by the generosity of donation.

Michelle Clarke

Michelle Clarke

12/07/17
Medical conditions don’t always stop you being an organ donor
 
Hazel Mock

Hazel Mock

15/06/17
A new lease of life for the whole family
 
Fleur Mathews

Fleur Mathews

06/04/17
Talk about organ donation. You never know when it might affect you.
 
Helena Phillips

Helena Phillips

06/04/17
Don’t wait! Make time to talk.
 
Karen Reid

Karen Ryan

31/03/17
The importance of making time to talk. 
 
Angela Bradley-Kidd

Angela Mary Bradley-Kidd

06/03/17
Share your organ donation decision, no matter what your age.
 
Patricia Howells

Patricia Howells

03/03/17
Organ Donation and deemed consent
 
Graham Cartwright

Graham Cartwright

03/03/17
Organ donation providing comfort in grief
 
Tina James Evans

Tina James Evans

03/03/17
Understanding organ donation and sharing your decision.
 
Kelly Morgan

Kelly Morgan

03/03/17
Taking comfort from organ donation.
 
Lisa Baker

Liza Baker

03/03/17
A second chance to follow dreams.
 
Kelvin Gittins

Kelvin Gittins

02/12/16
An important conversation.
 
Lesley Coles

Lesley Coles

25/11/16
Organ donation is a reality
 
Halima Yousuf

Halima Yousuf

11/11/16
A transplant ‘first’ for Cardiff’s Somali Community
 
Mary Jeremiah

Mary Jeremiah

04/11/16
Organ Donation: a powerful and wonderful thing
 
Colin Heyman

Colin Heyman

04/11/16
Saving the life of another, a wonderful gift
 
David Mark Lloyd

David Mark Lloyd

21/10/16
Organ Donation: A lasting legacy
 
Katheryn Lewis

Kathryn Lewis

18/10/16
Living life to the full again
 

Mary Hando

18/10/16
We are the lucky ones
 

Lydia Doyle

18/10/16
Make time to share your Organ Donation decision
 

Claire Laurie

18/10/16
Never say never…
 

Rowena Corlett

18/10/16
Discuss your decision - it could just give somebody a second chance
 
Stuart Gregory

Stuart Gregory

11/10/16
The gift of a second chance
 
Liz Barnes

Liz Barnes

11/10/16
A lasting legacy for twin sisters
 
Jason Leigh

Jason Leigh

31/08/16
Be prepared to give someone a second chance.
 
Charlie Hobson

Charlie Hobson

31/08/16
Organ donation in the age of recycling.
 
Catrin Williams-Jones

Catrin Williams-Jones

31/08/16
An opportunity to live a normal life.
 
Laura McAllister

Laura McAllister

30/08/16
Organ Donation: A civic duty
 
Emma Wiltshire

Emma Wiltshire

28/07/16
A race for life.
 
Gerallt Roberts

Gerallt Roberts

20/07/16
How one man saved a life far away
 
Kimberly Chard

Kimberly Chard

20/07/16
A life saving and changing experience.
 
Christian Amodeo

Christian Amodeo

20/07/16
Sharing the ultimate gift
 
Robin Simpson

Robin Simpson

20/07/16
No more living in limbo.
 
Gwenllian Boyns

Gwenllian Boyns

18/07/16
Music from the heart.
 
Jacqui Robins

Jacqui Robins

24/06/16
Altruistic organ donation
 
Robert and Hollie Bailey

Robert and Hollie Bailey

24/06/16
A positive future for Hollie thanks to donor dad Robert
 
Victor and Michelle Atkins

Victor and Michelle Atkins

23/06/16
The difference organ donation can make.
 
Stuart Davies and Hayley Balbini

Stuart Davies and Hayley Balbini

23/06/16
A new lease of life
 
Colin and Betty Burgess

Colin and Betty Burgess

29/03/16
A conversation worth having.
 
Anna-Louise and Elizabeth Bates

Anna-Louise Bates

21/03/16
From double tragedy comes a belief in the power of conversation.
 
Conner Marshall

Conner Marshall

14/03/16
Life goes on
 
Gloria Owens

Gloria Owens

15/02/16
Gold star for Gloria.
 
Carol Swain

Carol Swain

12/02/16
Living on
 
Robin Budski

Robin Budski

01/12/15
A conversation worth having.
 
Brenda Roberts

Brenda Roberts, Ruthin

01/12/15
Respecting the gift.
 
Simon Williams

Simon Williams

12/11/15
Comfort from organ donation after tragic death.
 
Kayleigh Old

Kayleigh Old

01/11/15
The waiting game is over.
 
Tom Doran

Tom Doran

26/10/15
Fighting fit.
 
Richard Jones

Richard Jones

26/10/15
An Organ for Life – not just for Christmas.
 
Harriett Davies

Harriett Davies

26/10/15
For Harriett Davies (64), owner of the New York Deli in Cardiff, organ donation is something she has often thought about ever since her husband died of a brain tumour 30 years ago.
 
Rhys Thomas

Rhys Thomas

01/10/15
From playing the rugby game to playing the waiting game.
 
Llio Dudley

Llio Dudley

01/10/15
Llio's story.
 
Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown

16/09/15
A week to live.
 
Emily Down

Emily Down

09/09/15
A roller coaster ride.
 
David Chaffey

David Chaffey

07/09/15
A shining light for organ donation.
 
Rhian Bailey and Logan Donegan

Rhian Bailey and Logan Donegan

09/08/15
A fighter to the end.
 
David Morris

David Morris

15/06/15
A total inspiration for a second chance in life.
 
Lyndsey Bennett and Gillian Thorne

Lyndsey Bennett and Gillian Thorne

01/06/15
The agonizing wait for a suitable organ donor.
 
Jess Evans and Mike Houlston

Teddy's story

23/04/15
A short but heroic life.
 
Glenys Price

Glenys Price

31/03/15
Loved one's organs saved five lives.
 
Mark Irwin

Mark Irwin

01/03/15
A new start in life.
 
Sally Ann Hart

Sally-Ann Hart

15/01/15
An inspiration to us all.
 
Shirley Cotterrall

Shirley Cotterrall

30/10/14
Giving life from young to old.
 
Dave Starling

Dave Starling

18/09/14
"What do I have to complain about?"
 
Lydia Richardson

Lydia Richardson

08/09/14
A student organ donation champion.
 
Lee Saunders

Lee Saunders

07/08/14
Shocked at lack of organ donors.
 
Melanie Wager

Melanie Wager

30/07/14
Third time lucky.
 
Ken Jones

Ken Jones

18/07/14
The man with four kidneys.
 
Ella Day

The Day Family, Senghenydd

13/02/14
Putting his daughter’s health before his own.
 
Will Rogers

Janet and Will Rogers, from Newport

08/01/14
An inspirational double act.
 
Jack and Josh Parry

Jack and Josh Parry

22/12/13
A double miracle for identical twins.
 
Jay Patel

Jay Patel, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

04/12/13
A new lease of life.
 
Ava and Laura Raffour

Ava and Laura Raffour from St Mellons, Cardiff

01/12/13
Willing to take? Be willing to give!
 
Shahab Miah and Yusha Mohammed

Shahab Miah and Yusha Mohammed, from Swansea

01/12/13
Have a conversation about organ donation, no matter what your beliefs.
 
Helena Jones

Helena Jones, Glynneath

01/12/13
A passion for life, a passion for living.
 
Sophie Washington

Sophie Washington, Llandeilo

01/12/13
A true inspiration, time and time again
 
Roy and Mair Evans

Roy and Mair Evans, Rhayader

01/12/13
Birthday trip to the theatre – but with no song and dance.
 
Teresa and Alan Wilkin

Teresa and Alan Wilkin, Penparcau, Aberystwyth

01/12/13
Life and death matters.
 
Angela Jones

Angela Jones

01/12/13
Living life a new.
 
Gaynor Taylor

Gaynor Taylor

01/12/13
Have you talked about your wishes?
 

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