Father honoured in death after donated organs saved lives

Kingston Guardian | Craig Richard

Ann Baxter, left, with her late husband Peter.

An Epsom man who gave the gift of life has been honoured in death after his donated organs save the lives of others.

Peter Baxter, 63, was given the Order of St John award for Organ Donation at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 13.

He collapsed from a brain aneurysm in July 2014 and died in Charing Cross Hospital three weeks later. His organs were used to transform the lives of three other people.

His wife Anne and sons Matt and Richard attended the ceremony, which was run in conjunction with NHS Blood and Transplant.

Mrs Baxter, who is also registered as an organ donor, said: "When I look back on the last 36 hours of his life, I know that the kindness shown to us by the donor team nurses helped my family to understand what a marvellous thing Peter had agreed to do. Continue reading