Family of young organ donor urge others to sign up to the Organ Donor Register

A Lisburn family have given their backing to Organ Donation Week in memory of their beloved son who passed away at just 22 years old.

Despite his young age, Jordan Kennedy had registered as an organ donor, sparing his family from making the difficult decision of whether to donate his organs following his death in October 2014.

And now his father Colin has spoken of the comfort the family has received, knowing that Jordan’s decision to be an organ donor has saved other lives.

Speaking to the Ulster Star, Colin said: “Knowing that Jordan’s donations have helped people was a comfort and continues to be a comfort to this day,”

He added: “Twice a year we receive updates on the people who have received Jordan’s organs; we know that through Jordan’s donations other people have benefited and continue to benefit.”

The Kennedy family are backing National Organ Donation Week, which runs from September 5-11. Continue reading
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