The Gift: Transforming Lives through Organ Donation

Mayra Crowe, Christopher Murray, Golnar Nabizadeh, Laura Findlay (Lead / Corresponding author), Phillip Vaughan, Damon Herd, Megan Sinclair, Elliot Balson (Artist), Catriona Laird (Artist), Ashling Larkin (Artist), Letty Wilson (Artist), Helen Robinson (Artist), Magnus Corkish (Contributing member), Norrie Millar (Artist), Rebecca Horner (Editor), Meg Park (Contributing member), Lynne Malley (Contributing member), Neil Healy (Contributing member), Rebecca Paterson (Contributing member), Mark Hazelwood (Contributing member)Robert Peacock (Contributing member), Sally Paul (Contributing member), Stuart Crowe (Contributing member)

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It is my great pleasure to introduce this comic. Our project originated from an honest conversation with my friend and colleague Prof Chris Murray: how to communicate complex issues surrounding the issue of organ donation? Over the last seven years I have had the honour of being an ambassador for the Organ Donation campaign by telling my son, Andrew’s, story.

Through my role as an Organ Donation ambassador I meet courageous and selfless people. Some are in desperate need of hope, some are in the position to provide hope, and those who, through their professionalism and dedication, transform lives.

Our sincere thanks for the support of the following organisations: University of Dundee; the NHS Blood and Transplant Specialist Nurses in Organ Donation; Dundee Comics Creative Space; Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, and the Organ Donation Comics team. it is only through their support that this project
came to fruition.

In the following pages we share heartfelt stories and life experiences related to organ donation. By doing so we hope to bring awareness to a wider audience and prompt honest conversations about organ donation.

Finally, I would like thank my sons Andrew and Stuart for warming my heart. Through tears and laughter we present to you… The Gift.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUniversity of Dundee
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2018
EventThe Gift, Comic Launch at DCCS: Transforming lives through Organ Donation -
Duration: 5 Sept 20185 Sept 2018


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  • The Gift: Transforming Lives through Organ and Tissue Donation (2nd edition)

    Crowe, M., Murray, C., Nabizadeh, G., Findlay, L., Vaughan, P., Herd, D., Sinclair, M., Balson, E., Laird, C., Larkin, A., Wilson, L., Robinson, H., Corkish, M., Millar, N., Horner, R. (ed.), Park, M., Malley, L., Healy, N., Paterson, R., Hazelwood, M., & 7 othersPeacock, R., Paul, S., Crowe, S., Bailey, R., Bradley, L., MacInnes, C. & Reid, C., 2021, 2 ed. University of Dundee: UniVerse. 36 p.

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  • Public Information Comics

    Herd, D., 2020, University of Dundee.

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