Life Stories


Rebekah's Story


Rebekah has Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system that makes Rebekah vulnerable to infection, extensive chemotherapy leaves her feeling weak and tired.


Archie's Story


Archie Ramshaw may be only ten years old, but a rare blood disorder means that he has already had more blood transfusions than most people will need in their lifetime.


Alex's Story


Alex was diagnosed with a rare form of heart disease, truncus arteriosus, before he was born. The condition meant he had no pulmonary valve and at two weeks old, he had his first operation.


Jane's Story


Jane Dalton-Brown, from Purley, London, helped five people when her organs were donated.


Amy's Story


Amy was diagnosed with Very Severe Aplastic Anaemia - a disease that caused her bone marrow to fail and left her unable to produce any blood cells.


Barry's Story


Barry Hyman has been donating blood for more than 50 years. In this time, he has potentially saved the lives of more than 450 adults.


Karl's Story


In 2005, 18 year old Karl Hinett, a private in the Staffordshire Regiment, was serving in Iraq when his Warrior tank was surrounded by a mob and petrol bombed.

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