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...

Now I’ll be able to walk my daughters down the aisle! by Charles Ferguson

I have always been a sporty person who has been conscious of health and fitness. At any opportunity I would involve myself in some sort of sporting activity. In August 1991 while playing a rugby match, I collapsed on the field. Fortunately one of the club doctors who...

Bryn’s Story

The term hero often makes one think of a strapping fire fighter or life guard helping people or saving lives. A year on that is exactly what Bryn Magree, a young 17 year old, qualified life saver, continues to be to many people. Read his incredible story below...

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...

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...

Francie’s Story

So this past week I attended my 20th year school reunion – the class of 1997. Back then I was carefree and never knew of the medical struggles I would encounter later on. While catching up with my old school friends, I found myself saying the same thing to everyone...

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...

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...

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...

Carol’s Story

I am Carol Summerfield I was 21 years of age and in the prime years of my life when my kidney journey began in about May 1989. I noticed that my ankles started retaining water and I decided to go to my GP.  He suspected Nephrotic Syndrome.  I was sent for...

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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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