Families who donated their loved one's organs and/or tissue

Andrew, donated his wife’s organs

Andrew’s wife Leslie died aged 63 in 2016, after suffering a fatal seizure. She wrote, produced and presented shows on BBC Radio Three and Four, and was the author of four award-winning travel books and two international best-selling novels.

Rebecca, mother of a child organ donor

Rebecca’s daughter Zara tragically died 15 years ago due to pneumococcal meningitis, aged just 14 months.

Andrew, donated his corneas

After aggressive cancer, Andrew's family were surprised to discover that he could still be a donor. Andrew's corneas were successfully used for transplant, giving someone the gift of sight.

Karis, helped five people

Karis May Darling was just 12 when she died after contracting streptococcal A. Karis’ organs gave the gift of life to five people.

Surinder, donated five organs

In 2009 Surinder Kaur Jagdev, a healthy 60 year old, suffered a sudden brain haemorrhage after a fall. Five of her organs and tissues were donated.

Beth, helped four people

Beth donated her organs after she died suddenly in her sleep of a brain haemorrhage soon after her 21st birthday.

Jane, helped five people

Jane helped five people when her organs were donated after she was hit by a truck and suffered fatal head injuries.

Tris, helped four people

Tris donated his kidneys and corneas after sadly dying from a sudden cardiac arrest.

Sarah, donated multiple organs

Teenager Sarah's family decided to donate her organs after she lost her life when struck by a car.