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Making A Nightmare

The Orgamites Halloween campaign was centred around the Nightmares video. The making of this video was a serious endeavour. Click to read about our Halloween campaign and learn how the video was made.

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Why Waiting For An Organ Is A Nightmare

Waiting for an organ is usually not quick, for many it takes years to get the call and it is often a nightmarish waiting game for those who need an organ as well as their family and friends. Life can be very difficult while waiting for an organ, and when the call comes it is not certain that the transplantation will take place. We take a closer look at what it’s like to be on the organ waiting list.

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Shine A Light On Organ Donation This Halloween

This Halloween the Orgamites are shining a light on organ donation and you can help. Over the next three weeks follow our Facebook and Twitter for fun Halloween related posts such as costume tips, healthy trick-or-treating candy alternatives and fun facts. Most importantly, check in with us at the start of Halloween weekend, 28th October, to be one of the first to see our spooky new video starring the Orgamites.

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5 Organ Transplant Firsts

The very first successful organ transplant occurred in 1954, a kidney transplant from one identical twin to another. This historical event marked the beginning of successful organ transplants yet it was almost a decade later that other organ transplants would begin to achieve success. In this article we look at the major milestones in organ transplantation history.

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A Living Will: Why You Need One

Unlike a will, or “last will and testament”, which stipulates certain directives after your death, a living will relates to your end-of-life wishes while you are still alive. In a living will, you give certain instructions in the event of a grievous medical condition that would render you unable to make or express your own decisions. It would include your wishes regarding artificial life support and organ donation. In this article we give some tips for creating a living will.

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Should Organ Donors Get Transplant Priority?

Due to the urgent need for more organs, countries are either adopting or considering different methods to increase these numbers. One such method is the concept of transplant priority to people who are already signed up as organ donors.

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