People who have benefitted from receiving a transplant


Cissy – a heart and kidney transplant recipient

18-year-old Cissy from Surrey received a heart from a deceased donor when she was 10 and a kidney from her mum, Jo, at the age of 12.

Yuri – a lung transplant recipient

Londoner Yuri, 47, had a lung transplant in 2014 after a series of infections had caused damage to his lungs.

Laura - cornea transplant

Laura knows first hand what is has been like to receive the gift of sight when she had two cornea transplants to restore her eyes. Now she can see her son Noah, and work, and live a normal life thanks to eye donation.

Emily - liver transplant

Emily received a lifesaving liver transplant after nearly dying from liver failure caused by the genetic conditions Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Alagille Syndrome.

Matthew - kidney transplant

Matthew Pietrzyk had neither of his kidneys and had been on a transplant waiting list for eight years. He finally received a kidney transplant in 2016.