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...

Matthew’s Transplant Story T+3

It felt like the dark thunder clouds which threatened lightning and hail for the last thirty six hours had begun to lift and we saw sunlight peeking through the clouds.  As usual Day T+3 started early and we walked into the Surgical ICU with a sense of...

Brogan’s Story

My name is Brogan and I am 18. As a young child I was often sick. Whatever was going around I would catch it - endless ear infections and one dose of ’flu after the next. When I was five, I went through episodes of unexplained unconsciousness. I would be unconscious...

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...

KZN teenager pushes for organ donor awareness as he waits years for his own heart and lung transplant.

"Matthew Legemaate is an incredibly inspirational 19 year old who’s motto is B positive. He firmly believes that God has a plan for his life and he is also well aware that the positive experiences he has had, have been a gift to him." Click here to continue...

Life changed in the blink of an eye – Cornea Transplant – by Maxine Griffin

ONE of the most frightening aspects of reality is how quickly life can change. For me, my life literally changed in an instant, at the blink of an eye. Having recently relocated to Zululand to join my husband, Mike, I was known for living an active lifestyle as an...

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...

The Gift of Life – by John Moffatt

This is a story about Matt who’s here today by the grace of God and the compassion of a family he’ll never know. My son had a heart transplant nearly 17 years ago. He never talks about it so I will tell my part of it. In the July school holidays in 2001 Matt went...

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...

Blessed to make a difference – Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donor – by Nicola Kassier

I have always had a heart for cancer patients. When I was in high school I knew that one day I would make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. Little did I know what a big impact I would have! It all started with me hearing about a two year old girl who...

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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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About Us


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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