People whose lives have been saved thanks to organ donation have urged others in the north-east to make their decisions known ahead of a change in the law.
A woman has said she feels like “the luckiest person alive” following a double lung transplant.
Kieana Cocker, 21, from Tillydrone, received a kidney from her dad Willie, after she was diagnosed with congenital nephrotic syndrome – a condition which would cause holes to form in her own organs.
According to figures held by NHS Blood and Transplant, at the beginning of August, 109,442 people living in Aberdeen City and 134,845 in Aberdeenshire were signed up to the UK Organ Donor Register – a total of 244,287. Are you on the UK Organ Donor Register?
A change in the law to boost organ donation is a step closer – but a senior politician believes there could be a “scandal” without careful wording.
It has been 21 years since Sarah Robertson underwent a kidney transplant.
Elaine Baxter from Dyce went from being healthy to being put in an induced coma and going through a liver transplant within the space of a few weeks.
Just five years ago Gillian Weir struggled to carry out everyday tasks – but a double lung transplant has transformed her life.
Organ Donation Week aims to increase the number of people signed up to the donor register.