Save9Lives works extremely closed with NHS Blood and Transplant, advocating their message that one organ donor can save or enhance the lives of up to nine people. We are proud to have this relationship, and to help the near 6500 patients awaiting a transplant in the UK.
The British Heart Foundation have worked marvellously with the Save9Lives campaign since it's formation in 2015. Jim Lynskey was featured as the face of the charity’s Heart Matters magazine in 2016, with his story and campaign shared to over 1 million people as a result. Since then, Jim has raising thousands and won an award with the charity whilst partnering this with Save9Lives’ message, most recently, at a music concert.
The Save9Lives logo was based on the vibrancy of Little Comets guitar: a vibrant design which Jim thought well represented the positives, that 9 lives can be saved from such a courageous act in organ donation. This design now features on badges and guitar picks, given the ambition to broaden awareness amongst the music industry, after Little Comets completed a world record at The Great North Run, to raise vital awareness for this cause.
Susan Lewis Author
Working with Jim on this book has been eye opening in so many ways; an experience that I won’t forget, in fact will always treasure. Through Jim I’ve learned a little of what it can be like to be waiting for a heart, the most vital of organs that most of us take for granted. I’ve seen courage on a level that is both humbling and inspiring, and the kind of resilience that usually only exists in great athletes and many other high achievers – for Jim this gift of spirit and steely determination is put to different use.
Though One Minute Later is not Jim’s story, he features in the pages as himself and there’s no doubt at all that I couldn’t have written it without his guidance, patience and enthusiasm.
I hope that the book will encourage everyone who reads it to make sure they are on the organ donor register – and just as importantly that they tell their families that they are.