About us Patient stories Terry Tomlin For Terry, his only chance in life was to have a transplant. With the worldwide shortage of donor hearts for transplantation, Terry was fearful for his future. A team from Royal Papworth Hospital have pioneered a new technique which enables them to transplant donor hearts which were previously considered too damaged to transplant. This ground breaking surgery performed at the hospital is saving more lives and reducing the heart transplant waiting list. Just over a year ago, Terry's life was saved with thanks to this pioneering transplant programme, funded by Royal Papworth Hospital Charity. Since my transplant, my life has been transformed. I am feeling better every day and am thankful to have made remarkable progress. My family and I are eternally thankful to my donor family. We are also immensely thankful to the research and commitment of the Papworth Transplant team who made having a DCD transplant an option for me. Needless to say, I am looking forward to a second chance in life. In recognition of his life-saving treatment funded by Royal Papworth Hospital Charity, Terry, along with his family, participated in Chariots of Fire: a 1.7 mile relay race through Cambridge. A year ago, this would not have been possible for Terry. For the crowd, it was inspirational to see Terry run the course, showcasing how the care provided by Royal Papworth Hospital can make the world of difference for our patients.