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Wiggle Hawker Hurricane Sportive

Another fitness challenge conquered by the IDOnate team. This one was tough with cold winds. Great atmosphere as always and great to ride along so many people. Departing from Turweston Aerodrome, Brackley the Wiggle Hawker Hurricane was a cracking made up of rolling...

Behind the scenes – Organ Donation Video

Over the last few months we have had the privilege of interviewing amazing people across all aspects of the Organ Donation process. Here are some behind the scenes from our upcoming video about organ donation featuring Kristina Haggar who received a double lung...

Jane’s Story

In 1999 my mum had to have a liver transplant and as a family we always knew that the anti-liver rejections tablets would cause kidney damage and ultimately she would need a kidney transplant. In April 2016 mum’s kidney function deteriorated and it was then my parents...

Marathon runner raises £4562.17 for I DOnate Organ Donation Northampton

Brian Lydon, of Lydon Contracting Ltd, completed the Dublin City Marathon on October 30th 2016 in under 4 hours. Having just turned 40, he decided to set himself a challenge all in the name of the Cancer Research UK charity. As a big supporter of the I DOnate...

I DO cycle – The Roman Challenge Bike Event

A massive well done to our bike challenge competitors for completing a gruelling 8 mile course through the tough terrain of Salcey Forest. You did us proud, sporting the I DOnate t-shirts and headbands, helping to raise awareness. Great work team!

Joely’s Story

When I was 21 I was diagnosed with end stage renal failure of unknown cause. My life was turned upside down and I was told the only option for treatment was a kidney transplant. I underwent dialysis for eight hours every night for seven months which at times was...

Mark’s Story

At 17 years old, I couldn’t understand why all my friends could go out, drink loads and not feel ill.  I only had to have a couple of pints and I would spend the whole evening being sick.  I even tried going out and drinking coke.  I was still sick.  I was thirsty...

Natasha’s Story

Natasha was born in 1974 with a very rare medical condition named “Eisenmenger’s Syndrome” She coped reasonably well during her childhood, taking part in most children’s activities albeit to a lower level than most of her peers. As each milestone came in her...

Jen’s Story

Jen Daly was a nurse, a wife, a mother and a grandmother. She loved children and was well known in academic circles all of her life. Jen had become increasingly unwell over the previous 18 months before her admission to hospital with breathing difficulties. But no one...

Battlefield 10K Run, Naseby

Another fitness challenge conquered by the IDOnate team, and boy was this a challenge! Perhaps more interval training is required next time, I don't think anyone can prepare you for the sudden steepness of those Naseby Hills. Not quite the gentle jog in our lovely...

Jen’s Story

Jen Daly was a nurse, a wife, a mother and a grandmother. She loved children and was well known in academic circles all of her life.

Jen had become increasingly unwell over the previous 18 months before her admission to hospital with breathing difficulties. But no one could diagnose what was wrong with her. After her admission to hospital she suddenly deteriorated and was put on life support and had to be transferred to a specialist centre. Despite all of the best treatment Jen would never recover.

Jen was diagnosed Motor Neurone Disease that had been so progressive that there was nothing that they could do. The doctors planned to turn off her life support machine. I was devastated at the news, but the first thing that came into my head was whether Jen could donate any of her organs to save the lives of others. Donation was something that we had always spoken about and something Jen believed in deeply.

The specialist nurse for organ donation spoke to me at length and supported me through the process. Explaining everything that would happen and that Jen would be treated with great care and dignity.

Jen donated both her kidneys and her liver. Her kidneys saved the lives of two men and her liver was used for research into anti rejection drugs to further transplantation.

I saw Jen following the donation and you wouldn’t have thought anyone had laid a finger on her. She had been treated with the greatest respect.

I am so proud of Jen and the gift that she has given.

Frank Daley
Loving Husband

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