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Phil & Jo's South Wales Ride

Cycling across South Wales for DONOR FAMILY NETWORK because of the amazing work they do

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  • Team members: Jo Davies
  • Event: South Wales Cycle for Organ Donation, 08 Jul 2013 to 12 Jul 2013
  • Team: Team Saddle Sore

DONOR FAMILY NETWORK

The Donor Family Network provides support for the families of those who have died and donated organs and tissue for transplant. The Network also works to promote awareness of organ and tissue donation.

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I work as a Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation in South Wales and the main part of my role is to talk to the family of a patient who is approaching the end of their life and may be able to donate their organs.  This is a very emotional time for the family, having not long recieved the devastating news that their loved one is going to die.  The families that consent to donation make a courageous decision at a time of such personal grief that will result in saving the lives of people across the UK they will never meet.

The Donor Family Network has 2 main aims: 

       The support to donor families, regardless of when donation happened or in what circumstances, and

       The promotion of the Organ and Tissue Donation

Please visit their website: http://donorfamilynetwork.co.uk/

In July, Jo and I will be cycling from Aberystwyth in Mid West Wales to every acute hospital in the region in raise awareness for organ donation.  This will take in 12 hospital, over 5 days, 330 miles and an average of 65 miles per day.

 

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