Children’s book “Daddy needs a new heart”

We have created a children’s book about organ donation and transplantation for all children who are dependents of someone who has received or given an organ, or want to learn more about this. It is also intended as a help and support for both healthcare professionals and caregivers in conversation on the topic. It is written by Eli Rygg and beautifully illustrated by Tone Emblemsvåg.

The book consists of two stories. In one we meet Rikke who has a sick father and is waiting for a new heart. In the second story, we get to know Simen who loses his big brother Joachim in an accident. Joachim becomes donor and saves more lives.

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A copy of the book can be purchased at The income from the sale of the books are used to distribute the book free to affected families, hospitals and health professionals.