Give the gift of life to help those in need - the YEP says
When Dr Amr Mohesen says the person who chose to donate their organs had given him the “gift of life”, he truly means it.
The 60-year-old has no plans to slow down or retire after being given a new lease of life following his liver transplant.
In turn, it also means that he can continue his work as a surgeon saving the lives of others.
The desperate need for others in his situation to find donors was recognised by the change of law which means all adults in England are considered to have agreed to donate their organs unless they opt out.
It comes as the latest statistics reveal that 408 patients died in the UK while on the transplant waiting list last year because there was a shortage of donors.
There are 5,160 people currently waiting for a call to say a donor has been found.
It is a sobering reminder of why it is so important that families know the wishes of their loved ones.
After reading the words of Dr Mohesen, we hope you will have a conversation that could one day change a life.
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