Ayanda’s Story

As many people know, in July of 2014, out of the blue, I was diagnosed with Stage 5 Kidney Failure. This diagnosis meant my kidneys weren’t going to get any better and my only hope of survival would be to start dialysis and hope to find a kidney donor in order to...

Twenty years on… by Praveena Vather

I am Praveena Vather and I am from Pietermaritzburg. Twenty years ago, I underwent a complete heart transplant at Entabeni Hospital in Durban, becoming the first female to undergo such a transplant in KwaZulu-Natal.  Today I am proud to report that I am also the first...

Don’t break my heart, my Achy Breaky heart…. by Anthony Breakey

My name is Anthony Breakey which is rather apt as my surname rhymes with the Billy Rae Cyrus song Achy Breaky Heart, where he sings, "Don't break my heart, my Achy Breaky heart...." Little did I know that this song would take on a whole new meaning to me after I'd...

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...

Our Journey to Transplantation – Veronica Moodley

Our story starts not very differently from most other couples you'll meet. Boy meets girl, they talk forever and about everything under the sun, he proposes, and eventually they marry and have kids. Though we did meet online, that's our twist! Actually our story has...

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...

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...

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...

Vijay’s Story

My name is Vijay Reddy and I’m a double recipient of organs, Liver and Kidney. My story began in the mid two thousand’s when I used to get sick often and had to be admitted to St Augustine’s Hospital regularly. We soon learnt that my Liver was...

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...

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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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