The parents of a young woman who died following a double lung transplant have been campaigning to change the organ donation law.Read the full story ›
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The family of a young woman who inspired thousands of people to become organ donors have paid tribute to her life.
Kirstie Tancock from Honiton passed away in the early hours of this morning, aged just 27.
She had cystic fibrosis, but continued to help others and raise awareness while she underwent two double lung transplants.
Kirstie, who was a skilled pole fitness and hoop instructor, was a staunch advocate for organ donation, vowed to raise £2,000 for Harefield Hospital.
Even after being told she had just months to live, Kirstie stayed positive and was always thinking of others.
Posting on Facebook, her family said Kirstie was "one in a million" and meant the world and more too so many people.
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A Bristol woman has donated a kidney to a stranger so that her sick husband could have a transplant in a special organ partnership schemeRead the full story ›
A mother from Dorset is appealing for more bone marrow donors from black and ethnic minority backgrounds to come forwardRead the full story ›
A mother from Devon is asking more people to be aware of organ donation and how many lives it can save.
Jackie King's daughter Emily lost her life at the age of eleven - but her death and the decision to donate her organs gave a future to several people.
New artwork was unveiled at Derriford Hospital, thanking bereaved families for agreeing to donate the organs of their loved ones.
In England three people a day die who are on the organ transplant waiting list.
A gathering is taking place this evening to pay tribute to Barnstaple teenager Katie Gammon. She died on Sunday 23 August, having just turned 17.
People are being asked to meet at the Civic Centre car park in North Walk, Barnstaple at 7pm. A minute's silence will be held at 7.30pm and later balloons will be released in Katie's memory.
You can find out more here.
Katie underwent a double lung transplant in 2013, which meant that she could do much more than before. She campaigned for people to join the transplant register and even took part in the Tarka Walk to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Katie's funeral will be held at Barnstaple Parish Church at noon on 7 September. One of her last wishes was that everyone should wear purple.