Talk about transplants

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Talk about transplants

On Friday 8th November ANiNATH and member of OCATT (Organització catalana de trasplantaments) delivered a clear message to all ESO and 1st Bachillerato-IB students: transplants save lives. In different sessions for each age-group, students learned about the process of donation from three different points of view: the medical professionals; the donors and their families; and the recipients and their families. Many of the recipients were children and their personal testimonies struck a chord. “I particularly enjoyed seeing the boy interacting with and getting to know other children that had also been through organ transplants,” commented Cristina M.

The presentation combined the video testimony of children, with the personal testimony of a mother of a little boy and a select range of facts and figures. “It was very emotional,” said Clara B. “It made me think about how lucky we are to live in the country where more transplants are done.” In fact, Spain currently has one of the most effective systems of organ transplants in the world, but the waiting list for transplants is staying steady as more conditions are being successfully treated through transplant. Associations such as ANiNATH (Associació De Nens i Nenes Amb Trasplantament Hepàtic) are today a vital source of emotional and practical support.

This is why Oak House voted to support ANiNATH in the 2019 and 2020 Family Days. To find out more, please visit aninath.com or trasplantaments.gencat.cat/ca/ocatt. Hopefully we can all follow the example of IB1 student Dani A, who commented on leaving, “It was a heart-warming talk. I truly want to become a donor when the time comes”.