British Cycling chief Justin Grace makes emotional organ donor appeal after liver transplant saved his life

MIRROR | Amy Murphy

Justin Grace shows his surgical scars (Photo: PA)

The 46-year-old also revealed he will take part in the British Transplant Games this year and urged other transplant recipients to sign up

British Cycling's head sprint coach Justin Grace has made an emotional appeal for organ donors as he spoke about the liver transplant that saved his life.

Grace, who coached Team GB cyclists to seven medals at the Olympic Games in Rio, broke down in tears as he thanked the family of his donor.

The 46-year-old also revealed he will take part in the British Transplant Games this year and urged other transplant recipients to sign up.

Grace was diagnosed with the liver condition, primary sclerosing cholangitis, when he was 17 and told by doctors that he would need a transplant by the age of 30. Continue reading




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