My mum passed away a couple of years ago. Her name was Holly and she was quite ill from birth with a serious asthma condition.
After her death her eyes were donated to assist others with poor eyesight, which helped three people.
Seeing the impact this made, my team and I want to encourage more youngsters to get themselves on the organ donor register.
There is such a need for this and we feel that young people may be less aware of the issue than other age groups.
With the help of Fixers, we’re making a film to show just how important it can be.
The aim is to get other young people to actually understand the process of organ donation instead of being put off by it. They need to know that it can save lives.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:
Helen Huddleston from the college helped facilitate meeting young people for the project.
NHS Blood and Transplant
Irene Young, Specialist Organ Donation Nurse, was interviewed for my broadcast story.
Lillian is a kidney transplant recipient and was interviewed for the broadcast story.
An article and a short film about my campaign was featured in The Southern Reporter. You can read the article by clicking here.
After being featured on ITV News, our story appeared on the Border Telegraph website. Click the link to read the full article.
I've also had some really great feedback from people who saw my film on social media.
'Thank you for understanding the need for organs!'
'Being an organ donor is such a great thing to be part of. I signed up to be an organ donor about a month ago and I don't regret it.'
'I really hope this makes people join the donor list. I think a lot of people would be willing to donate their organs but just never get round to registering.'
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Shak & Natasha
Tilly and Bella
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.