New campaign to encourage South Africans to be organ donors

THE REP | TMG Digital

Eight years ago‚ Sanjay Maharaj was on the brink of death, writes Suthentira Govender.

It was only his daily medication that kept his diseased heart pumping. But a generous “gift of life” — in the form of a new heart — gave the father of two more time with his family.

Maharaj is now one of several organ transplant recipients who have lent their faces and stories to non-profit organisation Love Life Gift Life’s national poster campaign‚ aimed at encouraging more South Africans to become organ donors.

According to the Organ Donor Foundation‚ over 4‚000 South Africans are awaiting organs.

Love Life Gift Life was started last year by four friends — Shaylene Perry‚ Alice Vogt‚ Fawn Rogers and Siobhan Scallan‚ all whom have had lung transplants themselves. Continue reading

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