Woman who died after choking on sandwich receives posthumous award for donating organs


A woman who died after choking on a sandwich has received a posthumous award – after her organs were donated.

Martine Bailey, known as Tina, went into cardiac arrest and suffered a severe brain injury during the incident in Burslem town centre in February 2016. She died three days later.

The family of the 44-year-old, of Clayton, have now been presented with the St John Organ Donation Award, after her kidneys were transplanted into two patients.

The award, which was launched by the international humanitarian charity the Order of St John and NHS Blood and Transplant in 2013, honours the selflessness of organ donors. Continue reading

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