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.
Organ Donation Week 2023: After suffering heart failure last year aged one, Amelia Bolter has been a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital since October 2022, waiting for a donor heart to become available. Amelia's mum Jodie - who arrived at Guilford Street House heavily pregnant but now has eight-month-old Blossom in tow - shares their story.
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
Ahead of broadcast, we introduce the three wonderful families who appear in this amazing showcase of our charity.
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'.
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
One year on since new legislation was introduced around organ donation, we take a moment to reflect on the impact we had and look towards the future
Since being born in January 2020, Aria and her family have spent just 61 days outside of the hospital walls. Aria was born with a liver condition and recently needed a liver transplant, with the donor being her mum. Eckersley House has been there for Aria's parents, keeping the family together throughout their time in Leeds
Evie is recovering from a bone marrow transplant in Newcastle, where she has been since July. During this time we have been able to support her parents at Crawford House
Sisters Lucie and Isobel share something unique. Both have been listed on the urgent transplant list, and both were given the gift of life.
Joanna and Phil Perry faced the wait for a lifesaving donor heart twice, for both of their daughters
Esme's family were supported at Rainbow House for over 11 months while she waited for a lifesaving donor heart
Flo's family have been supported at Eckersley House on different occasions over the past few years. Read the difference we've made to them