Matthew’s Transplant Story T+2

If you haven’t already, you can read about the previous day's here…  Transplant day +1 finished for us around midnight again. We were emotionally and physically exhausted – how could we get so tired when we had hardly moved all day? Matthew had to some degree “turned...

My sister’s kidney – a life-saving gift of love – by Jennifer Swanepoel

My name is Jennifer Swanepoel and I am mom to two VERY busy young adults!  Our lives were hectic at the time I was diagnosed with Chronic kidney disease in July 2015. My son was doing Matric, my daughter was very involved at school, I was running my small business and...

Matthew’s Transplant Story T+4 and 5 + 6

Matthew’s transplant T + 4 It is incredible to think that 50 years ago, a surgeon with a huge desire to help someone, a donor and a recipient and every person involved, made history and as a consequence many, many people’s lives have been saved. As we sat...

Alan and Marita Procter – Organ Donors who Saved Lives

On the 8th of September one year my parents were killed in one of the most devastating road accidents in Cape Town in years… They were ambling home in rush hour traffic on a Tuesday afternoon making their way slowly up Wynberg Hill toward the M3 Freeway. This...

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 Receives His Heart & Double Lung Transplant

Matthew and his mother, Janet, began the Matthew’s Journey and the Hero777 Facebook pages when the family realised the critical need for people to register and talk with their family about being an organ and tissue donor. The exact numbers are not clear but...

Time for Checkups Post Transplant

Matthew came home from the hospital on a Wednesday, so Wednesday became “check-up day”. With the first week at home being a “no go zone” for visitors, the first trip back to the hospital was Matthew’s first excursion post transplant, and he loved the idea of seeing...

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...

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...

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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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.
Latest Posts 
 
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...

read more

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