Natalie 2013

Natalie 2013

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NewsPosted by eric kerr Wed, December 18, 2013 23:20:39
Lovely letter received from the NHS Organ Donor Support Team.

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Lancashire evening post

NewsPosted by eric kerr Wed, November 20, 2013 15:28:18
Happy: Natalie Kerr

Double-lung transplant mum Natalie Kerr will celebrate her 32nd Birthday today.

Natalie, from Adlington, Chorley, had the double transplant in February 2012 and at one point in her illness thought she would never see another birthday.

She is marking her birthday with her children 11-year-old Brandon and five-year-old Isabelle and is planning to light Chinese lanterns to celebrate being here.

The former nurse said: “I want to say thank you to everybody who has supported me, the people who come up to me in the street and say ‘aren’t you looking well?’

“It really keeps me going and gives me that strength to carry on.”

Natalie was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension while in labour with Isabelle.

The condition causes high pressure in the arteries of her lungs, and eventually leads to heart failure.

She was warned she would only live for three more years and she was later told her only hope was the double-lung transplant.

A match for her was eventually found and she underwent an eight hour operation.

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Bolton news

NewsPosted by eric kerr Tue, November 12, 2013 13:03:53
support from Bolton News raising awareness of the need for people to join the organ donations Register. Join here :-

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Chorley Guardian Nov

NewsPosted by eric kerr Sun, November 10, 2013 20:08:31
continues support from the Chorley Guardian.

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Bolton News Nov

NewsPosted by eric kerr Fri, November 08, 2013 19:24:18
encouragement from Bolton News .

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Lancashire evening post

NewsPosted by eric kerr Mon, November 04, 2013 17:09:14
in the Lancashire post this week.

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Chorley Guardian july

NewsPosted by eric kerr Tue, July 16, 2013 17:10:09
Us in the chorley Guardian today.

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Gift of life

NewsPosted by eric kerr Sun, July 14, 2013 00:41:26
The Bolton News Columnist commented.

Give Gift of Life .

IT’S Transplant Week and not a bad time at all to ponder on the subject and possibly take some action.
People like Natalie Kerr, the former Royal Bolton Hospital nurse from Adlington whose life was saved last year by a double lung transplant from an anonymous donor, well understand what a transplant means.
And there are many others in the Bolton and Bury area who share this special knowledge and appreciation, either for themselves or for someone they love.
A bill before the Welsh assembly legislates for presumed consent to organ donation, with an opt-out clause. And many of us would love to see this system taken up throughout the UK.
I’d certainly keep the opt-out clause but also make it clear that if you do, you also opt out of receiving organs. In the meantime, please consider registering voluntarily as an organ donor by going to and giving the best gift of all Life

Nearly 200 die while waiting for organ transplant


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Bolton news saturday

NewsPosted by eric kerr Sat, July 13, 2013 20:33:26

Good comment from Professor Arup Banerjee. pilling field . Bolton.

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Bolton News july

NewsPosted by eric kerr Sat, July 13, 2013 20:03:17

Us in the Bolton news 12/07/2013 2 PAGES!!! LoL. smiley

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The Bolton News

NewsPosted by eric kerr Mon, June 10, 2013 23:42:26
Natalie joins the NHS Nurses team to continue to raise awareness in various ways.

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ITV head of news .

NewsPosted by eric kerr Sat, May 04, 2013 03:43:26

Hello everyone. Attached the final impact report for the From the Heart campaign giving an analysis for the UK as a whole - together with regional variations. There is also a section on the impact through social media and through other media.

I'd be grateful if you could circulate among your teams as without them none of this would have been possible. As you will see, the experts at the NHS are in no doubt that this campaign will have saved lives.

They are also very clear that a lasting legacy of the campaign is the strong links that they built with you and the people in your teams.

Should you cover the issue of organ donation in the future I would hope that you will be able to use the information in this report to reference the success of ITV's From the Heart campaign where you feel it is appropriate to do so.

It would also be remiss of me not to remind you that it is Organ Transplant Week between 8 - 14th July!

Once again, many thanks for all your hard work, support and engagement that helped to make it the success that it was.

All the very best, Phil

Phil Henfrey | Head of News and Programmes


from Mel Barham.

Hi Natalie.

Just thought you might be interested to read this - the report on just how well the from the heart campaign did. As you will see, Granada got the best results out of the rest of the country (outside the channel islands) and part of that will be down to you!!! so well done for continuing to change lives!!!

Big hugs

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Chorley Guardian April

NewsPosted by eric kerr Wed, April 17, 2013 21:19:31
Miracle mum is spreading the word.

Published on 17/04/2013 10:36

Miracle double-lung transplant mum Natalie Kerr from Adlington is telling pupils about the importance of organ donation.

The Chorley woman’s plea to youngsters came on the same day it was revealed that the number of people donating organs had risen by 50 per cent in the past five years.

Miss Kerr, of Highfield Road North, Adlington, who was diagnosed with pulmonary Hypertension while in labour with daughter Isabelle, has been telling schoolchildren how a double lung transplant saved her life.

Just hours before her life-saving transplant 14 months ago, Miss Kerr was comforted by her old college friend Helen Norman, who attended college with Miss Kerr when they were teenagers and is her son’s godmother.

Miss Norman, a teacher at St Saviour Primary School arranged for Miss Kerr to take part in a special assembly at the school in Kearsley, Bolton, where she explained how her transplant meant her children 10-year-old Brandon and five-year-old Isabelle would grow up with a mother.

Miss Kerr said: “It is good to get the message to children so they can go home and talk about it with their family. I have spoken to Brandon about it and he is willing to give his organs because he has seen how it has helped me.

“Isabelle will say now and again, ‘Mummy I love your new lungs’ and it is because of everything I can do now.”

Pulmonary hypertension causes high pressure in the arteries of her lungs, and eventually leads to heart failure.

Miss Kerr was warned she would only live for three more years, before she had the

To find out how to become an Organ Donor or a blood donor, call 0300 123 23 23.

Alternatively you can visit the site or

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Bolton News april

NewsPosted by eric kerr Thu, April 11, 2013 11:11:48

Natalie doing her best to promote Organ Donation.

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In the Papers again

NewsPosted by eric kerr Thu, April 04, 2013 17:08:34
Today in the bolton news of plans for a film crew to make a film with Natalie in it.

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