'Time is running out': Desperate mum of heart transplant boy begs for organ donation law change

MIRROR |  Jeremy Armstrong

Nine-year-old Max Johnson’s heart is so weakened by a life-threatening condition that he relies on a mechanical pump to help move blood around his body

Time is running out for Max
The family of a sick boy in desperate need of a donor heart are calling for a change in the law to make more life-saving organs available.

Nine-year-old Max Johnson’s heart is so weakened by a life-threatening condition that he relies on a mechanical pump to help move blood around his body.

He had it fitted five months ago as a “bridge to transplant” – but is now in a race against time to find a heart that will give him the chance of life.

Worried dad Paul said: “Time is of the essence.”

The family backs the Mirror’s Change the Law for Life campaign calling for an opt-out donor system to replace the current opt-in one. Continue reading
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