FEATURE ARTICLES

LITA MAGAZINE – A GIFTED LIFE

With her infectious laugh and beaming smile, you would never guess LAUREN ROWE once had two weeks left to live before she underwent a double-lung transplant at nineteen. Born with the incurable genetic disorder, Cystic Fibrosis, the now twenty-six year old knows what...

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MA MA MIA – DONATE LIFE WEEK

My name is Lauren and I have been making chronic illness sexy since 1990. I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth and by the age of 19 I had spent a total of three years in a hospital bed, spent an eighth of my life doing physio and taken over 438, 000 tablets....

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THE DAILY TELEGRAPH – RUDE NOTE HIT BACK

A YOUNG Sydney lung transplant recipient has taken to Facebook to hit back at a woman who left an anonymous note on the car she was in berating her for parking in a disabled spot. Lauren Rowe, 26, suffers from cystic fibrosis, diabetes and osteoporosis and as a...

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THE DAILY TELEGRAPH – WOMAN OF THE YEAR SEMI FINALIST

DOUBLE  lung transplant recipient Lauren Rowe wants to break down the misconceptions surrounding organ and tissue donation and has set up the charity Gifted Life to raise awareness and support recipients on the next chapter of their lives. The Raby resident, 26, who...

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HUFFINGTON POST – ON ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION

Australia has one of the best post-transplant results in the world, but one of the worst donation rates. What does this mean? At any given time, there are around 1500 people on the list waiting for a transplant. Some don't receive them in time. I am passionate about...

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ABC NEWS – THINGS TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS NEVER SAY

As DonateLife Week kicks off across the country, a group of young Australians have shed light into what life is like as an organ transplant recipient, in the video Things Transplant Recipients Never Say. Strict diets, 'germophobia' and fatigue are just some of the...

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