organ donation

  • “I have a new lease on life”

    Patient Stories

    Posted on 3 May 2021

    Hayley Herman is a kidney transplant survivor. She began wearing a mask and practising social distancing long before COVID-19 became a reality.

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  • Seeing eye to eye: The impact of cornea donors

    Magazine

    Posted on 24 June 2019

    Two patients are on the mend thanks to innovative care and the generosity of cornea donors. You can help too.

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  • A potential new donor pool

    Magazine

    Posted on 10 April 2019

    In 2017, a mother living with HIV donated a segment of her liver to her critically ill HIV-negative child. The transplant, performed at Mediclinic’s Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, is

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  • A loving sister, a kidney transplant and a second chance

    Patient Stories

    Posted on 27 June 2017

    Jennifer Swanepoel, a mom to two young adults, had a packed work and social schedule when she was diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease in July 2015 and soon required a kidney transplant. Her sister was her only hope.

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  • Live kidney donation in South Africa

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 18 November 2016

    South Africa has a dire need for kidney donors. We speak to Jooste Vermeulen, the Organ Donor Foundation’s director of communications, about the process of donating a kidney to someone in need.

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  • FAQs: Organ Donation

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 29 August 2016

    According to the Organ Donor Foundation, there are approximately 4 300 South African adults and children awaiting a life-saving organ or cornea transplant. Here’s what you need to know to register to become an organ donor.

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  • Organ donation: the gift of life

    Cardiology

    Posted on 17 March 2016

    An organ transplant is a major, life-saving procedure – but although there are 4 300 South Africans on the waiting list, a lack of donors means that these procedures are relatively rare. Here’s what an organ donation means to the recipient, in the words of heart transplant recipient and World Transplant Games athlete Stanley Henkeman.

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