Transplant Archives - British Liver Trust

Justin’s story: “I am so grateful and in absolute awe of the miraculous work the NHS achieved, and how strong and positive my wife has remained throughout the process.”

Justin’s wife Lisa was diagnosed with with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) in March 2020. Here he shares …

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Lisa’s story: “Having a transplant has changed my outlook on life.”

Lisa and Christmas tree

After Lisa was diagnosed with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), she had a life-saving liver transplant. Thank you …

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Shaun’s story: “I like to give back as much as I can.”

Shaun playing bingo

Shaun had primary sclerosing cholangitis and received a liver transplant from a donor liver that was shared …

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Monica’s story: “No two people have the same liver cancer journey”

Monica and family

Monica was diagnosed with liver cancer on her 61st birthday and had a liver transplant. Thank you …

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Caroline’s story: “I’ve learnt not to worry about the little things.”

Caroline running

Caroline was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2017. Now she’s running the London Marathon 2021. Thank you …

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Caroline’s transplant story: “Never give up – even when you want to.”

Caroline

Caroline has had two liver transplants and has shared her story for Organ Donation Week. Thank you …

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Lou’s story: “I’m on the liver transplant waiting list”

Lou

Lou, who has Budd Chiari syndrome, shares her experiences of being assessed for a liver transplant for …

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Natasha’s story: “My liver was covering my heart and going into my groin”

Natasha

Natasha was put on the liver transplant waiting list when doctors realised her liver was so large …

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Jane’s story: “I’ve got my life back again.”

Jane

Jane, from Cardiff, was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and cirrhosis, and went on to have a …

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Debbie’s story: “My donor’s wife has been so supportive of my journey.”

Debbie

Debbie had alcohol-related liver disease and a liver transplant in 2019. She wants to share her moving …

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Lisa and Justin's story

“The British Liver Trust were a real lifeline for Lisa. A gift from you today will help to make sure no one has to deal with liver disease alone.”

– Justin

Justin speaks more about Lisa’s liver transplant in this video.

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What is a CCG or ICS?

CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) were established as part of the Health and Social Care Act in 2012. They are groups of general practices, which come together in each area to commission the best services for their patients and population.

ICS (Integrated Care Systems) are new partnerships between the organisations that meet health and care needs across an area, to coordinate services and to plan in a way that improves population health and reduces inequalities between different groups. ICS will replace Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) by April 2022 and cover a wider geographic area than CCGs.

Devolved nations – health is primarily a devolved matter across the four nations which make up the UK. Among these variations are differing regional structures, Scotland and Wales have Health Boards, England have CCGs (currently being superseded by Integrated Care Systems) and Northern Ireland has Health and Social Care Trusts.

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