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My son David

by: 
Margaret
I feel proud knowing that my son’s organs will live on in other people

When my son was on the life support machine and was considered ‘brain dead’, I didn’t know he had ‘ticked the box’ on his license that he wanted his organs to be donated.  He never recovered and the decision to turn the machine off was devastating for the family.

We found out later that five of his organs and tissues had been successfully transplanted to people on the waiting list – recipients who were given an opportunity for a better quality of life, or otherwise would die, if they didn’t receive donated organs.

I feel proud knowing that my son’s organs will live on in other people and that they may live a long and happy life. 

It is now time
for me to move on
Into the dusk
but also the dawn.
I will remain
as the morning comes
As I’ve left behind
a gift for someone
So another may walk,
may talk, may see
Where their life was locked
I offered a key
I am a donor
to someone in need
My final gift, my final deed.

Author Unknown

Jayne Simpson