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Please help my old friend achieve her dying wish

(83 Posts)
MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 10:53:48

I attach a link to her website. It shows a short video which will tell you all about it much more clearly than I can:

www.save5.org.uk/video-appeal.html

She has been ill for many years and has put all her efforts into trying to help other people in need of organ donation. I know some people don't want to register to donate, but if you think you could, please, please take the two minutes now and do it.

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 11:14:45

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MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 12:11:18

and again

Already registered as is most of my family, sadly there are not enough donars out there, which is heartbreaking for the many many waiting.

Very best wishes for you friend x

A very good friend benefitted from a donated liver when she was less than 24 hours away from dying, so miracles can happen.

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 12:28:17

Thanks, Dreams, good to be reminded that there's still hope. But I just wish that all those people who don't have strong feelings against organ donation would take the very very small amount of trouble to register!

MatersMate Mon 03-Jun-13 12:29:46

Done! x

Surely this is the time to make it `opt out` instead of `opt in` isnt it, it seems most people wouldnt mind but just dont think to either register or tell family. I guess until your in that position.............

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 12:48:28

Thank you, MatersMate, you are an absolute star!

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 13:02:25

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Glitterfairys Mon 03-Jun-13 13:10:22

I've registered smile

Scootergrrrl Mon 03-Jun-13 13:12:31

Done. Brave, brave woman. Good luck to her.

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 13:19:32

Glitterfairys and Scootergrrrl - thank you so much.

You're right, she is very brave. There's not much anyone can do to help her chances of survival (except pray for that miracle) but at least we can help her achieve her goal.

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 13:25:17

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GoblinGranny Mon 03-Jun-13 13:26:15

We're all potential organ donors here, even DS who hates to give away anything. It seems so very illogical not to, when the good that it does is so wonderful.

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 13:36:46

Yes, it does seem a bit of a no-brainer.

Love the line about your DS.

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 13:43:41

and bump

I already registered too x

I hope your friend gets her miracle xx

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 13:54:08

Thanks for the support, Wheres.

MiceElfAgin Mon 03-Jun-13 13:56:51

T"is done.
Wish your friend luck from me.
She is very brave indeed.

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 14:03:48

I will pass on your message, MiceElfAgin - thank you.

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 14:21:09

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MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 14:32:53

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mouseymummy Mon 03-Jun-13 14:38:22

Im already registered and have been for a while now. Ive also got dh to register.

I think it's so important to change the system to an opt out.

Your friend will be in my prayers xx

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 14:47:16

Thanks, mouseymummy. I'm sure mumsnetters' prayers are extra strong.

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 14:55:27

bumping again

MrsBodger Mon 03-Jun-13 15:03:38

And a final bump before the school run . . .

MatersMate Mon 03-Jun-13 18:04:54

Bump x

Glitterfairys Mon 03-Jun-13 19:40:08

Bump smile

MrsBodger Tue 04-Jun-13 07:32:23

Thanks for bumping this for me! I'll have another go with it today, then maybe try another track - can't believe that more people won't help out (but perhaps they're all registered already).

MrsBodger Tue 04-Jun-13 10:22:50

and bump

MrsBodger Tue 04-Jun-13 10:33:42

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MrsBodger Tue 04-Jun-13 10:58:11

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Smudging Tue 04-Jun-13 11:10:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KrazyKurls Tue 04-Jun-13 11:29:17

All 5 of us already registered but bumping again.

MrsBodger Tue 04-Jun-13 11:49:24

Thanks for the bump, KrazyKurls - nice to have some help!

And thanks, Smudging - it means so much to Tee.

MrsBodger Tue 04-Jun-13 12:05:46

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MrsBodger Tue 04-Jun-13 12:23:13

and again

MrsBodger Tue 04-Jun-13 12:44:58

and again

HystericalParoxysm Tue 04-Jun-13 12:55:02

Already registered but bumping for anyone who isn't. Wish the system was opt out not opt in.

MrsBodger Tue 04-Jun-13 13:18:20

Thanks, Hysterical Paroxysm - I so agree. Love the name, btw.

MrsBodger Tue 04-Jun-13 16:56:29

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CatelynStark Tue 04-Jun-13 17:09:44

I've been registered for yonks because when I die, I want to be recycled as much as possible!

My kids are under strict instructions to insist that the doctors take everything that isn't knackered. I'm all for an opting out system being brought in - it's shocking that it hasn't been already.

Much kudos and respect to your friend, MrsBodger.

FaceCake Tue 04-Jun-13 17:47:02

I'm also already registered, but wanted to bump for others. What an incredible woman, I hope she gets her miracle.

Yonihadtoask Tue 04-Jun-13 18:00:15

Done.

CatelynStark Tue 04-Jun-13 20:58:40

Bump smile

drinkyourmilk Tue 04-Jun-13 21:06:40

Done.
I've been registered since I was 21, but hadn't updated my details.

cq Tue 04-Jun-13 21:15:52

Done. And shared on my Facebook page.

Been meaning to do this for ages and was waiting till we moved. We get the keys on Thursday so no more excuses.

What a wonderful lady, and an inspired campaign.

cq Tue 04-Jun-13 21:22:05

Posted too soon. My DS was very ill at birth and we spent some time in Great Ormond Street Hospital. Some of the parents there were simply in anguish waiting to see if their children would get the organs they needed. We discussed donation, in case she did not pull through. It was the hardest conversation I have ever had. And thankfully she made it and is now a strapping 12 year old. But I talk to my children all the time about organ donation, and they know my wishes. I just hadn't registered until now as we were living abroad. So thank you for the nudge.

spacegirl81 Tue 04-Jun-13 21:24:19

I've been registered since I was 16smile

MrsBodger Wed 05-Jun-13 10:04:29

Gosh, I turn my back for five minutes and all you lovely people show up!

Thank you so much Yoni, Drink Your Milk and CQ - it's a real boost for Tee. And best of luck with the house move, CQ.

And thanks for bumping, Catelyn, Facecake and Spacegirl. I'll pass on your messages.

MrsBodger Wed 05-Jun-13 12:22:57

and bump

Trazzletoes Wed 05-Jun-13 12:27:38

I think I've been registered since learning to drive but joined again when I did my car tax recently just in case.

Now I'm just working on talking DM round...

MrsBodger Wed 05-Jun-13 14:32:26

Thanks Trazzletoes

MrsBodger Wed 05-Jun-13 15:03:39

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MrsBodger Wed 05-Jun-13 15:20:26

and bump

MrsBodger Wed 05-Jun-13 16:36:34

and bump again

CatelynStark Wed 05-Jun-13 17:38:36

Bump

SmileItsSunny Wed 05-Jun-13 17:52:20

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culturemulcher Wed 05-Jun-13 17:59:43

Done. I registered when I was 18, but didn't think to register in my married name before I read your post.
So sorry about your friend.

LineRunner Wed 05-Jun-13 18:01:19

Thank you for the link.

I am registered but will make sure everything is up to date.

drinkyourmilk Wed 05-Jun-13 22:54:06

Bumpity bump

TallyGrenshall Wed 05-Jun-13 23:00:23

We are all registered donors in my house.

My friends husband had a liver transplant last week and is doing really well. The surgeon said he wouldn't have lasted 3 months

MrsBodger Thu 06-Jun-13 09:35:31

Again, thank you all so so much! I'm about to email Tee - it's her birthday today - so what a fantastic present.

You are all lovely.

Glitterfairys Thu 06-Jun-13 14:43:42

Bump smile

MrsBodger Thu 06-Jun-13 16:49:38

and bump again

drinkyourmilk Thu 06-Jun-13 19:55:35

Another bump. Come on peeps. You can't take it with you!

MrsBodger Fri 07-Jun-13 10:24:19

Good point, drinkyourmilk.

MissMarplesBloomers Sat 15-Jun-13 15:59:45

Bumpimg this as she has being nominated for the Pride of Britain awards so please add you name. Use the website address where it asks for details.

her FB page

The category you need is the special recognition category, this would not only be brilliant for a special lady but raise much needed awareness for donor registrations.

Thanks.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Sat 15-Jun-13 16:06:20

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Kormachameleon Sat 15-Jun-13 16:27:29

I've just registered

The thought if organ donation has always filled me with horror but actually if I sit and think about if it were me or mine that needed an organ to save our lives, I would grab one with both hands

What a hypocrite eh ?

So I've registered and will be honoured if I could ever help someone in that way

MissMarplesBloomers Sat 15-Jun-13 23:18:25

Bedtime bump.

MissMarplesBloomers Fri 21-Jun-13 07:45:49

Please read this if you have 5 minutes-T is so close to her target !

TheBakeryQueen Fri 21-Jun-13 17:43:42

Registered! And best wishes to your friend x

MissMarplesBloomers Mon 24-Jun-13 16:31:16

Bumping for more traffic, please read ...thanks!

Moomoomie Mon 24-Jun-13 17:03:59

Just re- registered as it was many years ago when I first carried a donor card. Have spoken to DH and the children about it too.
I also wish it was opt out.
Prayers and good wishes.

This is something I've been thinking about for some time. Your friend has given me the final push I needed - I've just spoken to DH and I'm off to register us both.

We're all ready registered.
I agree it should be opt out. I also think that if a person has registered then their family shouldn't be able to opt out as it was obviously their wish to be donated.

youarewinning Mon 24-Jun-13 17:28:22

Already registered.

pipsqueakz Mon 24-Jun-13 18:22:46

Already a donor here too! I had a complete blood transfusion 10years ago very ill almost bled to death and had to be resuscitated it gave me the biggest wake up call that someone saved my life now its my turn to help others and am an organ donor. I do hope your friend gets that same chance and wish her all the best, god bless.

MissMarplesBloomers Tue 25-Jun-13 10:45:36

Can also aask all the lovely people who have registered and mentioned it on here to drop an email to T on her website so she can add you to her total?

Many thanks!

www.save5.org.uk

MissMarplesBloomers Thu 27-Jun-13 16:24:05

Thursday bump!

MrsBodger Any idea of the total now?

I don't like to keep asking T is busy with other things & taking care of herself I would imagine!

She said on FB the other day it was nearly at 7000, would be great to push it up some more. grin

MissMarplesBloomers Wed 03-Jul-13 08:27:56

Sorry to pester again but can I re-post T's appeal from FB?

Well It's Wednesday And Did You Know...?
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I need your help like never before.
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I need a PR company with good TV and radio connections who will help me promote Save5 so that the 10,000 extra organ donor registration goal becomes a reality. http://www.save5.org.uk/video-appeal.html
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What's in it for the PR company? A true feel good factor knowing that they could help to save some lives and recognition from me at every possible opportunity for their help.
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Please can you all share this post with everyone. I have never asked that before but this is so incredibly important. Thank you.
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Take great care.

Contact T. at www.save5.org.uk

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