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Today: The youngest ever organ donor

April 23rd, 2015

Episode 303 of 1744 episodes

A couple from Cardiff say they are "incredibly proud" of their son who became Britain's youngest organ donor, when he died, after living for only one-hundred minutes. Jess Evans and Mike Houlston decided to donate Teddy's kidneys before he was born because they'd been told he wouldn't survive. A senior doctor described their determination to donate their son's organs as inspirational. The donation was successful and one year on, the recipient of Teddy’s kidneys is alive and well. Angharad Griffiths is a specialist nurse in organ donation working for NHS Blood and Transplant who worked with Teddy’s parents to see if a donation could take place.

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