Special guests mark 18 years of organ register
DOUBLE lung transplant recipients were two of the guests invited to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the Organ Donor Register (ODR) in Stoke Gifford.
Charlotte Davies and Sophie Clarke, both 18, were each diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age.
Charlotte had her operation just a year ago. She said: "In the months before my transplant I was in a wheelchair and in a lot of pain. But that has changed now and it is all thanks to the donor and their family that I am here today."
Charlotte and Sophie were joined at the celebration by other transplant recipients, donor families and medical staff.
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Established in 1994 following a five year campaign by John, Rosemary and Christine Cox, the ODR – a confidential, computerised database – records the wishes of people that have decided they want to save lives, after their death.
More than 3,000 people a year are helped through organ transplantation with 3,960 carried out by the NHS in 2011/12. However, there are still more than 10,000 people in the UK waiting for a transplant. For more see www.organdonation.nhs.uk.