Bridesmaid who received transplant call on day of wedding is one of 50,000 now alive thanks to organ donation

MIRROR | Kara O'Neill

Hannah Whittam thought she had just six months to live - until she received that life changing call to say she had been donated a heart and a lung

Hannah Whittam was seriously ill before her transplant (Image: Press Release)
A bridesmaid who received a life changing transplant call on the night of the wedding she had attended is urging people to join the Organ Donor Register.

Hannah Whittam believed she had only six months to live - but thirteen years later is still going strong.

Hannah, who has just turned 23, is from New Southgate in London and had a combined heart and lung transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital 12 years ago.

These transplants are very rare – there are usually less than five a year, sometimes, just one or two.

Heart and lung transplants are very complex and many people do not survive for long afterwards.

Hannah is one of the 50,000 people now known to be alive thanks to organ transplants. Continue reading

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