Hi everyone……could I ask for your assistance please? We have been approached by Astellas to reach out to people who have had a liver transplant, to share their story. This would coincide with data that is being published by the European Liver Transplant Register. The data is likely to be about how a 'ONCE a day' pill is the same, or slightly better, than taking an immuno-suppressant TWICE a day.
At this stage, we are just collating details of people who are interested and willing to share their story with the media.
Therefore, I’d be very grateful if you could email me with brief details of your story, and also if you could let me know:
1. the name of the anti-rejection medicine you are on
2. your age
3. what life is like now, post-transplant
4. how receiving a new liver has affected your life
5. medications that you still need to take
6. the impact it has had on your friends and family
7. your location in the UK
8. your availability during the second week in February.
As you may already be aware, Astellas are the leading manufacturers of liver transplantation anti-rejection treatment. Their medicine is tacrolimus, which is also known as either ‘Prograf ’or ‘Advagraf’ - Prograf is taken twice a day, and Advagraf is taken only once a day. They will be conducting the media outreach around the new data.
I will look forward to hearing from you, and whether you would like to help us with this.
Please email me at: sarah.tattersall@Liver4Life.org.uk
Many thanks as always,