An Irish campaigner for cystic fibrosis has received a call for a life-saving double lung transplant after days of waiting on life support.
Orla Tinsely, an Irish journalist who lives in New York, had received six previous calls about potential transplants, however all six donors were found to be unsuitable.
The 30-year-old shared the news on Twitter this morning, writing: "This morning we got a call but I wanted to wait. Well, here it is, Lucky Number7. I’m not afraid.. Please send love, prayers and best wishes. Double lung transplant is a go! Love love love."
This morning we got a call but I wanted to wait. Well, here it is, Lucky Number7. I’m not afraid..Please send love, prayers and best wishes. Double lung transplant is a go! Love love love #BEATCF— Orla Tinsley (@orlatinsley) December 21, 2017
Twitter users were quick to offer to wish her with a number of well-known faces offering their support.
Oh my. See sending love and best wishes xx— Eoghan McDermott (@eoghanmcdermo) December 21, 2017
Orla, every good wish! We’re all really rooting for you. Sending you my very best. Your strength has been incredible. Delighted to hear this positive news. Simon— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) December 21, 2017
The best news. Cheering you on.— Colm O'Gorman (@Colmogorman) December 21, 2017
The world is rooting for you Orla. xxx— Maria Doyle Kennedy (@mariadkennedy) December 21, 2017
Love, prayers and best wishes Orla! You are in our thoughts— Sinéad Desmond (@sineaddesmond) December 21, 2017
An active campaigner for CF and organ donation, Orla called on the public to carry donors cards.
“Please carry a donor card and let your family know your wishes. Then you can live life and give life. Up to 8 people can be saved. I am currently on life support fighting intensely,” she said.
Orla's tireless campaigning led to the opening of a dedicated cystic fibrosis unit at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin in 2012.
We wish Orla all the best and hope the operation goes well.