Lisa Innes received a life-saving heart and lung transplant in 1993, after suffering from Cystic Fibrosis.
Lisa was on continuous oxygen, wheelchair bound and only five stone in weight. She received food through a gastrostomy tube in her stomach and was on various treatments throughout the day to stay alive.
After nearly 3 years waiting, she received a life-saving heart and lung transplant at the age of 25.
Lisa said; “My family were praying for the day to come as much as me as we had already lost my sister to the same dreadful disease.”
It was like being reborn again! Once I had recovered from the operation, I just got stronger and stronger and I could do everything that everyone else could do. It felt amazing.
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 Lisa’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.