In the last year Love Life; Gift Life has made a significant impact through sharing the stories of real people, putting a face to organ donation in South Africa. By attaching faces to the stories, Love Life; Gift Life adds a personal element to transplant, which will resonate with the public. This approach aims to connect with people on a more meaningful level, and give them an opportunity to witness how important and life changing saying 'yes' to organ donation can be. To date, LLGL have compiled over 30 transplant stories Love Life; Gift Life have started an online Support Group through Facebook which is exclusively for pre- and post- transplant patients. The primary purpose of the group is to provide a platform for the patients of transplant to share any concerns, questions and experiences they may have, in a confidential and supportive environment. Importantly, the group facilitates camaraderie amongst the members, boosting morale, and creating a support system for all those patients affected by transplant.
Love Life; Gift Life was founded by four friends who have all been fortunate enough to receive lung transplants. Shaylene Perry, Alice Vogt, Fawn Rogers and Siobhan Scallan are all passionate about organ donation and want to heighten the level of organ donor awareness among the general South African population.
Having all personally gone through the transplant process, and having had to endure the seemingly endless wait, the founding members acknowledge just how lucky they have been to receive their life-saving transplants. As such, LLGL was established in an effort to give back and to address the critical shortage of organ donors in South Africa by promoting awareness and education of the organ donor process.
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