A consultant at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital says five babies in his care have died over 18 months because of rules around organ donation.Read the full story ›
Three men have been burning off 10,000 calories each at a gym in Newcastle. The gruelling workout was to raise money for the Children's Heart Unit Fund at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
The fundraising was led by Ivan Hollingsworth whose son's life was saved by the unit when he was only 16 weeks old.
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And they're off... the charity trio have started their attempt to burn 10,000 calories each to raise money for CHUF.
Fundraiser Ivan Hollingsworth, TV presenter Ben Sherhard and former Newcastle Falcons player Tom May will attempt to burn 10,000 calories each to raise money for CHUF.
Ivan Hollingsworth's son Sebastian was cared for at the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital. He has already raised £333,000 for the cause after the team saved his son's life.
The money raised today will pay for a play facility for young patients.
They will attempt to burn 10,000 calories each during sessions at Speedflex in Newcastle. The trio estimated that it will take between 12-14 hours of 45 minute sessions.
A woman who has been waiting for 12 years for a kidney transplant is finally due to get one after a matching donor agreed to donate their's, but only as long as someone she knew gave a kidney in return.
Karen Williams' husband, Jez Williams, immediately agreed and the operation is due to take place on Monday. If everything is successful it will mean a new life for Karen and another unknown kidney patient. Julia Barthram reports.
A woman from Thirsk in North Yorkshire is finally receiving a kidney transplant after a donor offered their organ on the condition someone she knows give one in return.
Karen Williams' husband, Jez Williams, immediately agreed to donate his kidney. The development brings to an end his wife's 12-year wait.You can find out more about organ donation here.
Karen Williams will receive a new lease of life on Monday when she undergoes a kidney transplant. For 12 years she has been on dialysis, waiting for a suitable donor. Now an unknown donor has stepped forward to donate their kidney. Her husband will also donate a kidney to a stranger in return.
The couple and their two daughters say their thoughts and thanks go out to the unknown donor who is giving Karen a new chance of life.
Jez Williams is donating a kidney to an unknown recipient on Monday so that his wife can receive a kidney in return. Karen Williams has been on dialysis for 12 years after her kidneys failed.
No match has been found for her on the transplant list but now a living donor has offered their kidney. The terms of the donation are that someone has to donate a kidney in return and Karen's husband Jez immediately agreed.