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