Mother’s donation saves others’ lives

Amanda Livett is urging people to join the donor register following the death of her mother Christine Livett

Amanda Livett is urging people to join the donor register following the death of her mother Christine Livett

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A woman who suffered heartbreak after her mother died says she has found some comfort knowing her mum has helped save lives after donating vital organs.

Amanda Livett, 39, of Heather Road, Kettering, is calling on people to sign up to the organ donor register after receiving the news that her late mother, Christine, 66, has helped save two lives.

Christine successfully donated her kidneys to two people who have been waiting for almost five years.

Miss Livett’s mother passed away with a brain haemorrhage after being rushed to hospital last month.

Miss Livett said: “Knowing that my mum has helped save lives with the donation has helped me with the grief.

“It’s made me really proud – these two people both had children and they might not have had organs donated if it wasn’t for my mum.

“It also helped during the night, as my mum had signed up to donate before and the nurse just asked a quick yes or no to the next of kin whether they wanted to proceed with donation.

“A lot of people wouldn’t want to deal with those questions just after a family member has passed away so it is good to sign up beforehand.

“My mum was a lovely, caring person.”

Last month, the Evening Telegraph reported that sign-ups to the organ donation register in the county was at a five-year low.

Many of Miss Livett’s family and friends have since signed up to the register following her plea.

Her mother’s corneas, liver and parts of her skin may also be used for donation.