Nurse whose children have BOTH had heart transplants is urging more Scots to save lives

Evening Times | Catronia Stewart

CLELLAND, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 14: Mary Moffat poses for a photograph with her two children Stephen (18) and Rachel (13) at their home on January 14, 2015 in Clelland, Scotland. Both of Mary's children have had heart transplants because of a heart condition

A NURSE whose children have both received heart transplants is urging Scots to join the organ donor register.

As exclusively told in the Evening Times, Mary Moffat's life was turned upside down when she learned her children needed life saving surgery.

Rachael and Stephen were both diagnosed with a condition called Restrictive Cardiomyopathy - as was their dad, Andy.

The pair became the first siblings in the UK to have heart transplants but their father, Andy, died during surgery to replace his heart.

Mary, from Motherwell, said: “In the year that Rachael started school, she was really tired all the time. I would come home from work every day and find her sleeping. My other kids would want to get up at the weekend and do stuff, but she would just want to sleep. She would also fall asleep in really odd places.

“I thought that there was something wrong and discussed my concerns with my mother-in-law. Continue reading