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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lung recipient recalls the day a chocolate biscuit melted in his hand

Steven Shearing had a lung transplant a decade ago and still thinks about the donor who saved his life.
STUFF NZ | Hamish McNeilly

FAIRFAX NZ  The deaths of Riley Baker and Brittany Arthur have sparked calls for more organ donations.

Not a day passes that Steven Shearing doesn't think about the organ donor who saved his life.

Born with a hole in his heart, the Southlander's blood circulation was so bad a chocolate biscuit wouldn't melt in his hand. A lung transplant just over a decade ago changed that.

"I was always cold," he said.

In the last ten years he has been married, got divorced, become a silage contractor and met his current partner and her three girls. Continue reading

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