LISTEN : Hero777 SABC Interview with Matthew

We were interviewed again for the SABC radio stations. This time post Matthew's heart and double lung Transplant. Play the audio file below:

The greatest gift – By Nikki Milich

WITH MY HAND on his chest I felt the last few faltering beats of his heart. I felt desperately sad, with the pain of the loss of my partner barely starting to register. But along with the sadness I felt an overwhelming sense of awe and gratitude to a family that had,...

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...

I hope that my, Adriaan’s, story  – no “our” story will inspire you to live a life of purpose, bigger than yourself.

I should have died 18 months ago.  lnstead, I was reborn after I received a liver from a young man who passed away, but saved my life. A true hero, he will always be part of me. His legacy will continue through my life. This is my story. A story of undeserved grace...

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...

Matthew’s Story

It is now July in 2017, and Matthew is 19 years old.  If you were to ask me how we got here, I would have to say with many, many tears, much stress, lots of research and faith not only in God, but in the incredible doctors who have helped us along the way and some...

A simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant (spk) saved my life – Nolundi Luthuli

My life before being diagnosed with kidney disease was filled with many challenges and often with sudden bouts of illness brought on by my erratic sugar levels which led to me being hospitalised often. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 and after...

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...

A heart of a Stranger – by Sanjay Maharaj

Growing up, medical aid and visits to doctors was not part of our family budget. We were nursed at home, by mum or grandma with traditional medicines. It worked and we lived healthy lives. In mid 2007 I was doing my last delivery of the day in the area I live, I run...

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...

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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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Hans’s Story

Hans’s Story

Written by Yolandi Du Plessis  My Dad was born with an extremely rare lung disease called "Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD or AATD)". This is a genetic disorder which he was unfortunately only diagnosed with at the age of 36. After his diagnosis, he took the...

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Brogan’s Story

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...

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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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