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Leanne's story

"I just felt so ill all the time and so yellow it was unbelievable. My eyes were a mustard colour" - Leanne, liver transplant patient
Urgent! Please make your donation before 25 December.

Our goal is to raise $96,000 before the end of the year. With your help we can get people like Leanne home as quickly as possible this Christmas.

Leanne had been busy with work, raising three children with her husband and enjoying life with her family and friends. One day her sister noticed her eyes were yellow. Six weeks later they were still yellow, spurring Leanne to go and see her doctor.

Leanne was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that slowly destroyed her healthy liver tissue. It was irreversible. Leanne had no choice but to be placed on Austin Health's Liver Transplant waiting list.

A liver transplant is a team effort, where every single team member is an expert in their field, coming together, to make a life-saving difference for people like Leanne.

"There were so many doctors, so many nurses, everyone was there. They were always talking to me, making sure I was calm... One of the nurses was there just holding my hand. You think you're not nervous but you are."

Leanne is still in hospital, recovering, but she is confident she will be home by Christmas.

"I feel 100% trust in all the people around me because they know what they're talking about and they make decisions without faltering."

That is the level of care and expertise we are able to provide because of heroes in our community like you. Will you consider making a donation today to help others like Leanne? Please give your gift before Christmas.

Your donation will make a difference, helping us do everything possible for patients like Leanne so she can get home to enjoy Christmas with her family and friends.

How you've helped George...

"I could only live another few weeks if I didn't get the transplant. they saved my life. I was crying almost every day, thinking about what they did..."

George was overwhelmed by the care he received when he became extremely sick and needed an urgent liver transplant. So overwhelmed in fact, he gave back and became a hero himself.

George's story...