Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

Help Hannah get a new heart and join the donor register

WHILE many of us are hoping for clothes, books, DVDs and jewellery for Christmas, Hannah Cochrane is asking for a new heart. The 21-year-old is on the organ transplant waiting list and is urging people to sign the register to help her and others. The administrator had been healthy all her life until she noticed a change in June 2013. Hannah, of St Ursula Grove, Southsea, said: ‘I started to lose my appetite, felt sick, lost weight, and couldn’t even climb a flight of stairs without feeling out of breath. ‘After going to the doctor four times, I was referred to Queen Alexandra Hospital.’ Tests revealed her heart was three times the size it should be and was put into intensive care where she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy.

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‘There is a shortage of donated organs but if more families agreed to donate a loved one’s organs, more people would get the transplants they need.’  To join, visit, or call 0300 123 23 23.

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