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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Paramedic who saved hundreds of lives continues to save them following tragic death

Gazette Live UK | Dave Robson

A paramedic who saved hundreds of lives in a 30-year ambulance service career is still saving them after his tragic death.

For Chris Allen, who has died after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage, was signed up to the organ donor register - and his family already know several of his organs, including his heart, pancreas and kidneys, have been matched to give others the chance of life.

Chris, a North East Ambulance Service paramedic based at Redcar, collapsed while on a call at Tees Dock to a patient with a leg injury.

Sadly, doctors couldn’t operate on him due to the size of the haemorrhage and he died on Thursday at 5.55pm in James Cook University Hospital.

Chris’ brother Mike said: “He had a massive brain haemorrhage, it seems, and the doctors couldn’t operate on him due to the size shown in the scans. Continue reading


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