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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Organ donor specialist says asking one of the hardest questions is always worth it

Oxford Mail

Rory Collier is a specialist nurse in organ donation.

TO have the job of telling someone their loved one is going to die is something very few of us could bear.

But to then be tasked with asking families if that person had ever spoken about donating their organs makes it one of the hardest careers imaginable.

Rory Collier, a 37-year-old specialist nurse at the John Radcliffe Hospital, says the most difficult part of the organ donation process is broaching the topic with families who had never considered it before.

He said: "Quite often I'll have bereaved families in front of me who are going through an incredibly traumatic process and they have never thought about the fact that one day they're going to die and that one day their loved ones will too. Continue reading

 

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