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Monday, April 25, 2016

Tragic twin who became Britain's youngest ever organ donor at just 100 hours old inspires 100,000 people to sign the register

Tiny Teddy Houlston (left), was born beside his healthy twin Noah (right), became Britain's youngest donor after his kidneys and heart valves were removed just 100 minutes after he was born 
DAILY MAIL | Kate Pickles

He was here for only the briefest of times - just 100 minutes.

But in those few precious moments with parents Jess Evans and Mike Houlston, Teddy helped change the course of countless lives.

Since Teddy, who was a twin, became Britain's youngest organ donor two years ago, his parents know of eight lives his story has helped to save.

But the true figure is almost certainly countless more because in the year after the Cardiff couple went public with their decision, 100,000 extra donors came forward.

It's a legacy that is an endless source of pride for the couple, who on Friday marked the second anniversary of baby Teddy's death while celebrating his surviving twin, Noah, turning two.

They visited Teddy's grave with Noah, Jess' four-year-old daughter Billie, Mike's parents John and Lynne Houlston, his sister Ann-Marie and brother Martin. Continue reading 
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