Monthly Archives: June 2015

Case study: William (Bill) Noble

By |June 29th, 2015|

In my youth my sport was swimming and  I managed to get selected for Great Britain in some minor International events, but owing to some erratic times I never quite managed to get to one of the big events; Olympic or World Championships.  In my late teens it was obvious that I had some problem, […]

Case study: Lucy Young

By |June 29th, 2015|

I was diagnosed with kidney failure at 3 and a half. I was put on lots of medication for everything you could possibly think of and I was under nearly every department in the hospital, endocrinology, urology and of course nephrology. This meant regular hospital appointments with endless blood tests. Growing up, my school life […]

Case study: Elizabeth (Liz) Schick

By |June 29th, 2015|


I was diagnosed with epitheliod hemangioendothelioma, a form of tumor in the blood vessels in my liver when I was 35 years old and my children were 6 and 8. I thought I was in good health and the diagnosis came as a total shock. I only have 2 stomach aches and thought the ultrasound […]

Case study: Rachel Hooley

By |June 29th, 2015|

In January 2012 Rachel aged 7 was a little under the weather, we took her to our local GP who said she had a heart murmur, nothing to worry about and made a follow up appointment. The next day Rachel was puffy and out of breath, we took her to our local A&E where they […]

Case study: Simon Elmore

By |June 24th, 2015|

What can be achieved with an Organ Donation!

I had Kidney failure at the age of 33.

My Kidneys failed out of the blue due to high blood pressure (230/130) over 7 years ago. The world ended!

I went into depression for 2 years and hated everyone. I was not a nice person.

I started on PD (1lt only […]

Case Study: Brenda Roberts

By |June 24th, 2015|

Respecting the gift

Two days away from death’s door.  That’s how close Brenda Roberts, 62, from Ruthin in Denbighshire came to dying from liver disease.  Fortunately for Brenda, a suitable organ was found in time and she underwent her life-saving liver transplant operation in 2012.

Brenda was 39 when she was diagnosed with liver disease, a condition […]

Case study: Andrew Prismall

By |June 24th, 2015|

Andrew was diagnosed with Haemochromatosis in August 2013, the diagnosis impacted him, his family and everyday life, he says “The liver damage it caused affected me in so many ways physically but the effect on my wife and family was mostly the mental problems. Tiredness, mood swings, depression, generally someone who couldn’t do very much and […]

Countdown to British Transplant Games with North East Transplant Sport Bonanza

By |June 18th, 2015|

18 June 2015

With six weeks to go until the Westfield Health British Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2015, the countdown has begun with two awareness raising events planned for this weekend, (20-21 June) and arranged by the charity behind the Games, Transplant Sport.

The weekend kicks-off on Teesside with The Transplant Cycling Event at Middlesbrough’s recently opened Sports […]

Gentoo supports British Transplant Games

By |June 17th, 2015|

11 june 2015

Social enterprise Gentoo Group has pledged to support the 2015 Westfield Health British Transplant Games this summer in the North East.

From July 30 – August 2, over 600 transplant recipients and more than 1,000 spectators will descend on the North East to compete in a variety of sporting and social events that showcase […]

Alan Shearer joins transplant athletes to launch Donor Run

By |June 4th, 2015|

Local hero Alan Shearer traded-in his football boots for running shoes on Thursday 04 June to launch the Speedflex Donor Run, part of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2015, which take place across the North East this summer.

Alan, director and ambassador for Speedflex who are sponsoring this year’s Donor Run, said: “The Donor […]