No doubt you were all immediately on the phone or texting the joyful news to your nearest and dearest. Except that one couple who waited four-and-a -half hours then communicated the glad tidings on a piece of paper stuck on a board in their front yard. Oh well, I suppose our society is big enough to accommodate eccentrics of all sorts.
And there’s no-one more eccentric than England’s Royal family. (It must be England since all the media are telling us that Baby Cambridge will be the 43rd monarch of the land since 1066.)
But much more needs to be done. Currently, there are 7,500 on the UK organ transplant waiting list. Of these, over 1,000 die every year because no suitable donor is found in time. That's three a day.
In Scotland, 700 people are on the waiting list. Over 20% of Scots awaiting a new heart or liver will die before they receive a transplant.
The numbers needing an organ transplant will continue to rise. An ageing population and medical advances will see to that. More and more donors are needed.
It wasn’t Doctor Who or the latest Scandinavian thriller - it was much scarier than that.
It was a programme on Radio 4, fronted by Professor Alison Wolf. A few dissenting comments aside, its premise was that the UK’s regional development policies were a total failure.