Being a related kidney transplant recipient – This is Chris’s story

Some of my earliest memories revolve around hospitals and doctors, since they have always been an integral part of my life. Without a miraculous intervention by doctors when I was about 10 months old, a viral infection might have killed me. From that time on, I...

Working like a dog pays off in big haul for bone collector

SINCERE, compassionate, self-effacing, and with a quirky sense of humour, Tracey Gibbs is the kind of woman who will fly off in her gardening gear on a Saturday morning rescue mission at a moment’s notice. It was entirely in keeping with my impression of her to hear...

Matthew’s Transplant – T 0 (Transplant day) – Janet Legemaate

If you haven't already, you can read part 1 here... We arrived at Busamed Gateway Private Hospital at 5:30 am on Transplant Day, filled with trepidation. We felt excitement at the fact that this was finally Matthew’s second chance, but also a lot of sadness for...

Matthew’s Transplant : T – 1

My mom and I would not be able to tell my transplant story if a donor family had not made the difficult decision to donate their loved ones organs.  This decision has given me the “Gift of Life”.  It has also given me the chance to go after my...

Organ & Tissue Donation : A Fathers Perspective

Not many parents talk to their children about death.  It’s even more tough having the conversation about your child’s potential death.  Matthew and I have talked about the reality that he may not survive the transplant operation; given a second...

Tina B: – from Struggle to Strength to Succeeding

Born with 3 holes in her heart, a missing tricuspid valve, an irregular & fast heart beat and narrowed arteries between the heart and lungs, Tina B’s chance of survival was minimal. As a child she would get tired and out of breath very quickly, especially when...

Health is Wealth – Never take it for granted! by Jordan Barber

As I sat down to write this article, I was in Medi Clinic Bloemfontein in bed 25 in the Urology ward. I was admitted with a bladder infection as infections are very common post-transplant. If there is one message, I can give to people, it is that health is wealth and...

August is Organ Donor Awareness Month

I would like to be remembered for leaving a positive legacy one day.  One way in which I can do this is to register as an organ donor and possibly be responsible for Saving 7 Lives and improving the life of up to 50 other people. When I say this to friends or people I...

Along the Road to Recovery

As we approached 3 months post transplant for Matthew, I opened Facebook recently to be reminded of this post that I had written a year ago: “When I opened my eyes this morning, I just knew that today was going to be a battle and that I needed to win it. A battle not...

Matthew’s Transplant T + 7 and 8

Matthew’s transplant T +7 By T+ 7 Matthew was doing well, but we were almost too scared to be happy – we worried that the “next bump out there” might cause a serious setback. Matthew, on the other hand, was talking up a storm - asking for...

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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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