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  • #383475
    Nathan Hughes
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    Thanks for the best wishes Mr P and Betlarge. I cant complain as I’m well looked after and have huge support from family and friends………. :D

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    #383521
    Drone
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    I would, personally, favour an "opt out" rather than the current "opt in" system we have

    Agreed, and seem to recall this being mooted by the Department of Health a while ago, though whether any progress was made or decision arrived at, I don’t know

    Personally I see no difference between organ donation after death and blood donation whilst alive, and neither do my nearest and dearest

    Giving a bit back when dead, and giving a bit back when alive. Public Duty both

    #390209
    betlarge
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    Richard has now donated his kidney and is back home:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9064215/Richard-Pitman-donates-kidney-to-stranger.html

    Fantastic stuff from the man.

    Since hearing of his intentions, I converted to the belief that Richard was quite clearly the best jumps’ jockey ever. And nowadays he is obviously the world’s premier racing broadcaster.

    Mike

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    cormack15
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    Fantastic, selfless thing to do.

    Very humbling.

    #390263
    Coggy
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    This is probably the most inspiring post that I have seen on this forum.
    I doff my cap to Richard and all the other donors etc.
    It really puts everything into perspective.

    #390266
    Zarkava
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    Full agreement with practically every post, especially Paul’s. Opt out, not in.

    Wonderful selfless deed by Richard Pitman.

    #390270
    gamble
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    Opt out Opt put !
    I’ve just written
    in biro all over me chest
    I will not donate
    to the big O,
    a man with a set
    of antlers
    has got enough in
    life already

    Richard Pitman comes across
    as a bubbly character and
    a bit of a joker, but you
    can see how much he enthuses
    about his racing – but to donate
    a kidney to a stranger
    put him on another level
    in my eyes.

    Nathan I would like to echo
    what the ghost said.

    I would readily send you one of
    mine in the post if I could
    but both are heavily addicted
    to tonic water and what goes
    with it, so not fit for purpose :|

    Hope you get one soon my friend

    #390282
    Nathan Hughes
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    Thanks Gamble.

    Good to read Richard has recovered well, early favourite for 2012 Hero of the year…… :)

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    #422334
    Nathan Hughes
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    Just to let everyone know, I had a kidney transplant last Sunday December 2nd and everything went well and I was discharged today.

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    #422335
    The Young Fella
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    That’s great Nathan, I’m really happy for you. I hope the recovery continues to go well. Maybe you can join Betlarge Mike and I in our 800m race!

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    Pants
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    Just to let everyone know, I had a kidney transplant last Sunday December 2nd and everything went well and I was discharged today.

    Great news Nathan, good wishes and good health for the future.

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    betlarge
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    Just to let everyone know, I had a kidney transplant last Sunday December 2nd and everything went well and I was discharged today.

    Great stuff Nathan!

    Had my transplant in June 2010 and all is going well. If you need any info, advice, whatever, don’t hesitate to message me.

    Best wishes,

    Mike

    #422340
    Drone
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    Best wishes Nathan

    My PB for the 800m amble from Castle Hotel to County Ground is a femtosecond shy of ten minutes but my PB from County Ground back to Castle Hotel rather more than one hour, give or take. Ring any Bells? :)

    Take care

    #422342
    Gingertipster
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    Just to let everyone know, I had a kidney transplant last Sunday December 2nd and everything went well and I was discharged today.

    Glad to hear everything’s goes well Nathan.
    Echo the calls for "opting out" instead of in. Suspect if it wasn’t for religeous groups it would be in place by now. I carry the card.

    value is everything
    #422347
    Mr. Pilsen
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    Good to hear, Nathan. Best wishes for a healthy and happy future to you and yours.

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