Friday, July 31, 2015

Mother of motorcycle racer Simon Andrews speaks out about importance of organ donation

Worcester News | Lydia Johnson
Many of Simon Andrews' organs were donated following his death last year.

THE mother of a Worcestershire man whose tragic death meant another life was saved have spoken out in favour of organ donation.

Your Worcester News reported last month on how the number of people donating organs has fallen for the first time in more than a decade.

Now, Dee Andrews, the mother of Evesham man Simon Andrews — who died on May 19 last year as a result of injuries he sustained while competing in the North West 200 motorcycle races in Belfast — has spoken out about the importance of organ donation.

Mrs Andrews said: "Simon knew the risks, he loved the sport but he made provision in case something tragic happened. Simon felt passionately about organ donation and had carried an Organ Donor Card for many years.

"Following the crash, Simon donated a kidney to a man in his forties who had been on the transplant list since 2009. Continue reading

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