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'Til the cows come home'

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25 May 2021
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'Til the cows come home'


'Raising awareness for organ donations'


On May 6th 2021, Crane Livestock Transport got to be part of a special cause.


'The Herd of Hope' founder Megan McLoughlin (who is an organ recipient) got in contact with Rusty and asked if we would be able to help, to which Rusty replied 'Oh absolutely mate'.


Within 24 hours Rusty had made his way to Adelaide to ensure through SAPOL the best route & check the accessibility for the driver to get the Truck & Crate into the Royal Adelaide Hospital carpark.


Herd of Hope is partnered with Cottages 4 Country Care. The cottages are self-contained, with 5 cottages and about to get their sixth. 


Herd of Hope & Cottages 4 Country Care were introduced to each other in 2019, both found a passion for supporting rural care. Everyone involved is a volunteer. They do not receive funds for this ' we do this because it's the right thing to do'. Surgery can take up to 40 hours, so we give families a place to rest, nap and get a home cooked meal. 


The Herd of Hope organisation provides support for transplant recipients and donor families in rural and regional areas. A place to stay for the duration of pre, during & post-surgery, being so far away from their homes. 1 in 3 organ donations are based in rural areas, and organ donation and receival is only done in major hospital facilities. Patients can spend up to a month in a major hospital, and  by having these facilities available for families, it is a home away from home. 


The Cottages are to support families or recipients of organ donation. Instead of staying in the hospital or waiting around in the hospital, they will be given a cottage for their use. Helping donor families to not be confined to the hospital & have some downtime. 


Some recipients can spend months in these cottages, and as Megan Mentioned you can stay 'Til the cows come home'


Crane Livestock Transport was very honoured & humbled to be asked by Megan to help make this day happen.