Hilaria's story

Hilaria waited six long years for a kidney transplant.

Hilaria became unwell at the age of 35 after suffering a miscarriage.

Her condition quickly deteriorated to septicaemia, then multiple organ failure.

She was later diagnosed with kidney disease and told that a transplant was the only way her condition would improve. 

Hilaria waited six years for a kidney transplant due to a shortage of donors from the black community.

She now has a second chance at life.

When I got the call it was like a miracle... I just wanted to burst into song, and sing!

Every day across the UK, someone dies waiting for an organ transplant.

The law around organ donation in England has changed to help more people pass on more organs to save and improve more lives like Hilaria's.

You still have a choice if you want to be an organ donor when you die.

Whatever you decide, make sure you let your family and friends know.

Have you registered your organ donation decision?

See the choices you can make