Thursday, November 5, 2015

Selfless father-of-three, 40, becomes UK's first double donor after giving his organs to two strangers

Daily Mail | Euan McLelland

ven Norrie chose to have 30 per cent of his liver removed so that he could save the life of a young child - four years after donating one of his kidneys to another anonymous recipient

A selfless father-of-three has made history after donating two of his organs to complete strangers.

Steven Norrie chose to have 30 per cent of his liver removed so that he could save the life of a young child - four years after donating one of his kidneys to another anonymous recipient.

The 40-year-old has now entered the record books after becoming, it is believed, the first 'altruistic donor' to donate two separate organs in the UK.

He said: 'I'm proud to be part of that and feel very lucky being in a situation that allows me to do it. It's unusual that it has gone to a stranger.

'It was breaking new ground in that respect. Fortunately they felt I was a suitable candidate.

'It's a short term inconvenience for long term benefit. A couple of months of reduced mobility and a bit of discomfort is a very small price to pay when you are aware you have saved the life of a child. It gets you through the darker moments.' Continue reading

 

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