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An Advertiser campaign to highlight the need of those waiting for an organ transplant has hit home across the Harrogate district.

Since we revealed that 23 people are waiting for a potentially life-saving operation in the Harrogate district, hundreds of people have signed up to be organ donors in our area.

Several families have come forward to tell their story to the Advertiser.

Among them, a grateful father whose life was transformed after he was given a kidney, has told how he went on to have a ‘miracle’ baby.

A family from Ripon, who lost their young son at just a month old, have spoken of their agonising wait as they prayed for a heart for him that came too late.

And another woman, who has battled health problems for years, has spoken about how her entire life has been put on hold as she waits for the phone to ring.

Next week, we speak to a couple from Harrogate who have braved having two sons on the waiting list - both suffering from the same heart problems.

l Are you affected by organ donation? Or have you signed up to the Organ Donor Register? Share your story by emailing or call 01423 707509.