Transplant Stories

We TELL the stories of patients waiting for a transplant as well as transplant recipients. These stories are featured on our social media pages as either #WaitingWednesday or #TransplantTuesday. By telling these stories, we raise awareness about the benefit of an organ transplant and highlight the plight of people waiting for a transplant.

Mark Nortjie

Meet Mark Nortjie, 43 from Eastwood, Pietermaritzburg. After his kidney transplant he was able to enjoy athletics and break a South African long jump record.

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Marelize Visser

Meet Marelize Visser, a selfless soul from Cape Town, South Africa, with a heart-warming story to share! 1. Which organ did you donate, and in

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Walt Esterhuyzen

Meet Walt Esterhuysen, a 16-year-old from Potchefstroom, North West, with an incredible story to share!  1. Which organ did you receive, and in what year?A

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Tlotlego Mabale

Meet 11-year-old Tlotlego Mabale from Centurion, a resilient soul who received the gift of life in 2022 with a life-changing kidney transplant after seven long

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Heilie Uys

Meet Heilie Uys: A Kidney Transplant Warrior since 2004! At 71 years young, she’s thriving in the picturesque Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape Province. Join

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Dean Arnolds

Meet Dean Arnolds, a 26-year-old from Gqeberha, who’s been on an incredible journey of resilience and transformation. Here’s a glimpse into his inspiring story: 1.

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Siegfried König

Rita Koning donated a kidney to her son, Siegfried and we told her story on our #TransplantTuesday feature last week. Read what impact the donation

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Rita König

Rita König, 64, from Pretoria, donated her left kidney to her son. Rita is a keen cyclist and has competed in the 947 Cycle Race

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Dev Moodley

Dev Moodley, 63 years old from Pretoria East, received a kidney transplant in 1995 and has been living an active life since his transplant more

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Alice Vosloo

Alice Vosloo, cofounder and CFO of TELL is our #TransplantTuesday feature today. Alice, 37 from Jo’burg shares her story of having two bilateral lung transplants.

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Fawn Kruger

Today’s #TransplantTuesday feature is our very own Fawn Kruger, co-founder and Marketing Director of TELL. Fawn, 34 from Johannesburg shares her journey of a double

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Koketso Ramaboea

Koketso Ramaboea, 33 years old, from Honeydew, Johannesburg spent 3 years on the waiting list for a liver. Read her story in our #TransplantTuesdays feature.

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Lolly Mamahlodi

On #TransplantTuesday we feature the story of Lolly Mamahlodi, 32 years old, from Mamelodi Pretoria. 1. Which organ/tissue did you receive, and in what year?

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Theresa Bester

On #TransplantTuesday we feature the story of Theresa Bester, 51 years old, from Durbanville, Cape Town. Her best friend shared her spare. 1. Which organ/tissue

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Daphney Mmatau Maluleka

On #TransplantTuesday we feature the story of Daphney Mmatau Maluleka, 68 years old, from Danhouse Hammanskraal. 1. Which organ/tissue did you receive, and in what

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Duran Thomas

Duran Thomas from Worchester in the Western Cape was blessed with a new kidney at the beginning of last year. His mom, Michelle Thomas, shares

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Jordan Barber

We interviewed Jordan, a 25 year old from Bloemfontein about his kidney transplant. 1. Which organ/tissue did you receive, and in what year? Kidney- February

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Michaela Williams

We chatted to the mother of 10 year old Michaela Williams, Melauri Laurens, from Vanderbijlpark about her daughter’s kidney transplant. 1. Which organ/tissue did your

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If you are a transplant recipient or waiting for a transplant, submit your story below.