Useful Links

Children’s Heartbeat Trust

Children’s Heartbeat Trust has been working since 1984 to provide practical, emotional and financial support to children and young people living with heart disease and their families. CHT offer youth and family support services, fund research and campaign for the voice of children, young people and their families to be at the heart of all congenital cardiac services.


The BHF is here to Beat Heartbreak Forever. The BHF are working towards a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. Since they were founded, their research has helped to reduce deaths from heart and circulatory diseases by more than half. By 2030, The BHF wantS to see advances across the spectrum of heart and circulatory diseases; want to prevent these conditions from developing and want those with existing conditions to have better, longer lives.

NHS Organ Donation | Organ Donation NI

On the official NHS Organ Donation website, you can opt in to the organ donor register and also find all the relevant information on the law changes around organ donation coming into place in England and Scotland from Spring 2020. You will also be able to find all information necessary about organ donation from statistics, myths and personal stories. The Organ Donation NI link above is useful to those living in NI.


NHSBT provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This includes managing the donation, storage and transplantation of blood, organs, tissues, bone marrow and stem cells, and researching new treatments and processes.

Institute of Transplantation – Freeman Hospital

The Institute of Transplantation is a purpose-built facility which brings together all aspects of transplantation under one roof. Wherever possible, patients are offered a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach so that they can receive all the services they need in one location. The Institute provides seamless, high quality care right throughout a patient’s stay with us. You can find out more about our Transplant Services and see the special website with more details about the Institute of Transplantation.

Share Your Wishes

It is Share Your Wishes’ mission to make sure that everyone they reach is inspired to become an organ donor. However it is imperative that once you have signed the register you Share Your Wishes with those you love. Share Your Wishes are very privileged to be able to talk to many families that have been affected by donation and they love to hear from you. If you have a story you would like to share with the Share Your Wishes Team, please contact them on here.  


CHUF’s mission is to make life better for children and young people who are born with or develop heart conditions by providing lifelong support to them and their families. This is achieved by supporting the children and families who receive treatment by the Children’s Heart Unit staff based at Freeman Hospital and raising vital funds for large and small pieces of equipment, facilities, aftercare, salaries and research.