Having supported countless families with children needing transplants over the past four decades, we remain determined to ensure that the subject of child organ donation continues to be discussed. In support of NHS's Organ Donation Week 2023, a trio of families have kindly shared their transplant stories.
As part of NHS Organ Donation Week 2023, we spoke with mum of eight Emma Austin from Shrewsbury, who we supported at our Scott House 'Home from Home' while her 13-year-old daughter Olivia underwent a heart transplant at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital. Emma describes the donor heart as “an incredible gift” that has provided Olivia with the chance of a normal life after a decade of struggle.
Organ Donation Week 2023: Following his daughter Beatrix's long awaited heart transplant in June, dad Terry Archbold brings us up to speed on her journey and his ongoing desire to raise awareness about child organ donation.
When one year old Lola Plimmer was transferred by air ambulance from Birmingham Children's Hospital to the Freeman Hospital needing a heart transplant, The Sick Children's Trust's Scott House 'Home from Home' supported mum Ella throughout her time in Newcastle
Scott House, located just minutes away from the renowned Children’s Heart Unit at The Freeman, proved to be a lifeline for Red Sky Foundation founders Sergio Petrucci and his wife Emma, who stayed there while daughter Luna underwent lifesaving open heart surgery
Hunter was diagnosed with four congenial heart defects. Scott House kept his parents by his side when he underwent open heart surgery at six months old.
"Absolutely delighted" Strictly star to host a golf day at the stunning Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire to raise funds and awareness
Darren Wigg and the Newcastle Swim Team successfully covered a staggering 286 miles in five hours, raising £6000 and counting
Ahead of broadcast, we introduce the three wonderful families who appear in this amazing showcase of our charity.
When three-month-old Naila needed emergency heart surgery, we provided her parents with a ‘Home from Home’ so they had one less thing to worry about.
Johnathan Storey is undertaking a tandem skydive, being one of 40 jumpers fundraising to mark the 40th Anniversary of The Sick Children's Trust
Toddler Beatrix Archbold is awaiting a heart transplant at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital, with the family being supported at our Scott House 'Home from Home'.
Help us raise £237,000 to support families in all 148 rooms of our ‘Homes from Home’ for 40 nights
Archie needed surgery at just a day old in Newcastle, Scott and Crawford House made sure his parents were always by his side
Max's family stayed with us four years ago when he was waiting eight months for a heart transplant. Since then they have inspired a huge change in the laws around organ donation in England. Read how they have been getting on since leaving Scott House