Save9Lives founder - Jim Lynskey - celebrates ‘double birthday’.
After being comatose for his birthday the previous year, Jim Lynskey celebrated his 23rd birthday in style this October. Guests included co-campaign founders Little Comets, as well as medics who resuscitated Jim from cardiac arrests over his childhood. Celebrities offered their wishes too, including Harry Judd, after his support for Jim with Make-a-Wish Foundation. Thank you to everyone who helped brighten life on the transplant list, including Alcott Venues, HollyWood Events and Key Events Network.
Save9Lives’ work shortlisted for The Sun Health Awards, 2018.
Save9Lives’ founder, Jim Lynskey, has been shortlisted for an “Unsung Hero” award this Autumn in association with The Sun. Jim was nominated by cricket inspiration James Taylor for an award which acknowledges his voluntary work raising awareness for organ donation which he awaits a heart transplant.
JL: “I’m absolutely blown away to even be considered for such an honourable award, particularly with The NHS being so widely celebrated this year. This campaign originated from many hours in hospital, in hope that it would inspire one or two to consider the subject of organ donation. For this now to be awarded for it’s work, nationally, is seriously humbling!
Jim will be heading to London for the annual Health Awards this October for a special night of recognition amongst celebrity names. Members of the NHS will judge the respective nominees for the awards, hosted by ITV’s Lorraine Kelly.
JL: The awards night comes just a week before my birthday, so it will be overwhelming to be celebrating all aspects of the past year, having missed my birthday last year in a coma. James is a really great guy and I’m so thankful to him for considering me for an award which is deserving to so many people finding courage o survive on the transplant list.
Imps back Save9Lives for Organ Donation Week
Save9Lives were delighted to kick off their partnership with Lincoln City FC this season, partnering their fixture Vs Crawley Town to conclude Organ Donation Awareness Week 2018. Speaking to BBC Look North and BBC Radio Lincoln over the week, Save9Lives' founder, Jim Lynskey, spoke of his pride to champion the campaign on the football league platform.
Lincolnshire Live further observed how volunteers’ efforts in the fan zone, and during the match, may save hundreds of lives, with fans still having the opportunity to sign the register, prior to 2020’s Opt-Out schedule.
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This #OrganDonationWeek we have teamed up with BIC to highlight the importance of signing the NHSOrganDonor register.
Lincoln City FC 18/19 Season Partnership
We are delighted to announce that Save9Lives will be partnering with Lincoln City Football Club this season to raise organ donation awareness.