National Transplant Week: How organ donation offers families hope 'at a time when they feel there isn't any left'
Manchester Evening News | Stephanie Wilson
|Specialist nurse for organ donation at Salford Royal Hospital Amy Preston (37)|
To mark National Transplant Week, people have shared with the M.E.N. their experience of organ donation and how they played a crucial part in ensuring someone could receive the gift of life.
Yesterday we told the heartbreaking tale of marine Wesley Clutterbuck who died after being assaulted on a night out in Rochdale in June 2013.
His mother, Sara Whitworth, told how the family insisted his organs were donated - even though detectives warned it could jeopardise their investigation.
But Greater Manchester Police have now revised their guidelines because of Wesley - whose organs were able to save four people after he died at Salford Royal.
Sara was supported by GMP family liaison co-ordinator Pete Rickards and the NW Organ Donation Services Team’s specialist nurse based at the hospital, Amy Preston. Continue reading