Hearts and minds

A big day for organ donation today as the Bill to change the system gets its third and final reading in the Lords ahead of becoming law next year. Here’s a piece I wrote for the Guardian today, exploring what that means.

By coincidence, my book The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away was featured on A Good Read on BBC Radio 4 this afternoon. The Rev Kate Bottley was a fantastically eloquent and enthusiastic champion for the book. The comedian Ken Cheng also loved it. You can get the book here or else listen to the five-part documentary series, which was originally also on Radio 4.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boy-Who-Gave-Heart-Away/dp/0008225745/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

The true story of The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away, a modern medical miracle, told live on stage

The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away, told live on stage

It’s my privilege to say that on Friday, February 9 I will be telling the incredibly moving true story of The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away on stage at the Birley Centre in Eastbourne, with some of the money raised on the night going to the Donor Family Network charity. Put on by Harry Farmer with excellent fellow writer Sheila Bugler part of the evening too. Please come if you can. Tickets are limited but they are available now from https://onlineticketseller.com/events/?id=1188&event=theboywhogavehisheartawaybycolemoreton