A heart full of gratitude

AN Islander whose life was saved by a heart transplant is calling on people to join the organ donation register this Valentine’s Day.

Catherine MacLachlan, pictured three months after her operation
Catherine MacLachlan, pictured three months after her operation

AN Islander whose life was saved by a heart transplant is calling on people to join the organ donation register this Valentine’s Day.

Catherine MacLachlan was 15 and a student at Jersey College for Girls when, out of the blue, she was diagnosed with a serious heart condition and within weeks was told she had just hours left to live.

However, after a donor heart became available she underwent a transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital which ultimately saved her life.

Today, on the first anniversary of the launch of her campaign – the Love Hearts Appeal – that has so far raised £103,000 to fund facilities at the Heart and Lung Centre at GOSH, she has told in her own words why people should consider being organ donors.

• See today's JEP for the full story

• For more information about the Love Hearts Appeal: Click here

To sign up to the register and for more information: Click here

Comments for: "A heart full of gratitude"

linda

I have a donor card for many years it is a good idea and what good are your

organs when you are dead !! if you can save a life from there use or prolong

someone elses then fantastic.