Liam received a life-saving liver transplant in 2011, enabling him to continue playing sport and enjoy his love of swimming.
Liam Barnett received a life-saving liver transplant in 2011 after suffering from severe liver failure. The transplant has enabled him to continue playing sport and enjoy his love of swimming.
Since receiving his transplant Liam has represented Addenbrookes as well as Team GB at the British and World Transplant Games. Liam currently holds 12 world records at the transplant games and is also the captain/team manager of the transplant GB swimming team.
Liam’s transplant has also meant he could pursue his career and since his transplant he has become a chartered civil engineer.
Having a transplant has really made me appreciate good health, indeed I truly believe there is no better feeling than being fit and healthy, being active and taking part in a sport you love. I am lucky enough to have had a second chance to enjoy these things, my hope is that others going through what I did can have their chance too
Every day across the UK, someone dies waiting for an organ transplant.
The laws around organ donation in the UK are changing to help more people pass on more organs to save and improve more lives like Liam’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.