On Sunday 1st December we did a Santa dash around Ruislip lido, it was lots of fun! Please sponsor us and help to support a charity that makes a huge difference to people awaiting heart transplants. Paul has been waiting for his transplant at Harefield hospital for 3 months, the money raised will help to pay for an organ care system which means donor hearts can come from further away giving transplant patients a better outcome.
Harefield Hospital is the UK’s largest and most experienced centre for heart and lung transplants.
From April 2018 - March 2019, the Transplant Team performed 36 heart transplants and 49 lung transplants – that’s a huge 31% of lung transplants in the UK.
We're raising funds for Organ Care Systems (Heart) so, with your support, our doctors and nurses can continue to treat even more patients.
The Organ Care System (OCS), keeps donated hearts and lungs in a warm, functioning state outside of the human body. This means they are viable for up to four times longer than the traditional on-ice method.
Donated organs can also come from hospitals further away, arrive in better condition and give medical staff longer to prepare for and perform life-saving surgery. Holly Clayton