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Matthew – Nine Months On!

August 2018 - As we look back over the last year it is hard to explain just how significant the changes have been in all our lives.  A year ago we were contemplating the future with such trepidation and trying desperately to remain positive and plan ways to make...

A corneal transplant changed my life – by Amy Lagesse

In 2003, I was 15 years old and diagnosed with Keratoconous* in both my eyes. I had suffered with this condition and vision challenges since High School and in the last couple of years unfortunately, the condition has advanced significantly resulting in very poor...

Now I’ll be able to walk my daughters down the aisle! by Charles Ferguson

I have always been a sporty person who has been conscious of health and fitness. At any opportunity I would involve myself in some sort of sporting activity. In August 1991 while playing a rugby match, I collapsed on the field. Fortunately one of the club doctors who...

Matthew’s Transplant T+ 9, 10, 11 & 12

Matthew’s Transplant T+ 9 It was amazing how things can change so quickly with a patient when they are in ICU – positively or negatively.  Our day started off really well with Matthew but it was to become a day of ups and downs for him.  On top...

After a second chance … I decided to Pay it Forward – by Corne Rautenbach

My name is Corne Rautenbach, but these days everybody knows me as the OneLungBandit. In February 2014 my left lung was removed because of a carcinoid tumor. One of my heroes, Dr Neville Govender, discovered the tumor. He is a Pulmonologist at Cape Town Medi-Clinic. If...

We remember – this Valentine’s Day

When I spent a year in America in the 1980’s, I was exposed to Valentine’s Day being used to express love, gratefulness, thankfulness and appreciation of others.  This included friends, family members and distant relatives and not just romantically towards a husband,...

Making a World of Difference

You are most probably aware of the Starfish Story with all its variations.  The basic story is about a girl on a beach that is strewn with starfishes that washed up during high tide.  The tide has receded and being out of the water, they will certainly...

Recipient’s heart stolen after transplant

There aren’t many who can boast of recently having walked out of hospital nine days after major surgery and immediately proposing to the love of their lives. Durban-based organ recipient, Navern Munian, 30, is one such person. A goal-driven investment officer in the...

Matthew’s Transplant Story day T+20 to T+22

Over the next couple of days we watched Matthew getting stronger day by day. We sat with him for many hours talking (from the glass door) about past experiences and what was to come post-operation. I had contacted Matthew’s previous cardiologist, Dr Kenny, and...

Be a Hero – like my sister has been to me – by Joe Mthethwa

My life was great - before I had to be listed for a kidney transplant.  I was working as a site agent for a company.  I was living a healthy life, playing soccer and lifting weights and I shared my life with a beautiful wife and four children.  I had tried really hard...

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Hero777 aims to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation in South Africa.  Our aim is to use all avenues open to us to raise awareness. These include but are not limited to social media, print media, radio or television, events and campaigns. Find out more…

Click Here to Find Out How To Become an Organ & Tissue Donor

Becoming an organ donor once you have made the decision is simply 3 steps:


  1. TALK to your family and tell them of your decision.
  2. REGISTER as an Organ Donor on the Organ Donor Foundation website www.odf.org.za (click here ) OR contact them on their toll free number during office hours: 0800226611
  3. SHARE your decision with all your family and friends and start the conversation about organ donation. Help us spread the word and save lives.
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A biker with secondhand parts

A biker with secondhand parts

YOU'VE woken up with a crick in the neck, and end up walking around for a couple of days wincing at every turn, wondering how you'll manage to sleep if you can't get into a position that relieves the pain. After a few anti-inflammatories, the ache eases, and you thank...

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Are you too long in the tooth?

Are you too long in the tooth?

Are you too old to donate your organs and tissue? Written by Janine Magree EASTER is just around the corner and this would normally be an opportune time to set up an organ donor awareness table amongst the feel-good fuzzy ducklings, daffodils and bunny decorations at...

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“Celebrating the extended life of Michelle Michael, business woman, philanthropist, lawyer, mother, daughter and friend to many, which was made possible by an organ donor.” by Janine Magree

“Celebrating the extended life of Michelle Michael, business woman, philanthropist, lawyer, mother, daughter and friend to many, which was made possible by an organ donor.” by Janine Magree

          Once in a while, we come across that rare being whose approach to life is a dizzying whirlwind of philanthropy, family, industry, and achievement. Michelle Michael is one such person.  The eldest of four children, Michelle was born in Osindisweni Hospital in...

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SHARE YOUR SPARE

SHARE YOUR SPARE

I was diagnosed with Stage 3 focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS) in 2012, just a few months after our oldest son was born. This came as a massive shock to us because I had never felt sick. It was during my pregnancy (around the 32-week mark) when the doctor...

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Hero777 aims to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation in South Africa.  Our aim is to use all avenues open to us to raise awareness. These include but are not limited to social media, print media, radio or television, events and campaigns. Find out more…

Click Here to Find Out How To Become an Organ & Tissue Donor

Becoming an organ donor once you have made the decision is simply 3 steps:


  1. TALK to your family and tell them of your decision.
  2. REGISTER as an Organ Donor on the Organ Donor Foundation website www.odf.org.za (click here ) OR contact them on their toll free number during office hours: 0800226611
  3. SHARE your decision with all your family and friends and start the conversation about organ donation. Help us spread the word and save lives.
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