The woman donating organs to strangers

BBC NEWS | Adam Eley and Jo Adnitt


Tracey Jolliffe has already donated a kidney, 16 eggs and 80 pints of blood, and intends to leave her brain to science. She is now hoping to give away part of her liver to a person she may never meet.

"If I had another spare kidney, I'd do it again," Tracey tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.

She is what is known as an "altruistic donor" - someone willing to give away an organ to potentially help save the life of a complete stranger.

A microbiologist in the NHS, and the daughter of two nurses, she has spent her life learning about the importance of healthcare from a professional standpoint.

But she has also been keen to make a difference on a personal level. Continue reading


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