Saturday, October 27, 2007

BBC NEWS | Wales | Memorial to 'hero' organ donors

BBC NEWS Wales Memorial to 'hero' organ donors

Hundreds of families have gathered in Cardiff for the unveiling of a memorial to their relatives who donated their organs to save the lives of others.
Last year 51 people from Wales donated organs, and nearly 100 donated tissue.
Organisers said the stone in the city's Alexandra Gardens was to recognise their "gift of life".
Gaynor Taylor, whose son Richard, 23, died in an in-line skating accident, said agreeing to donate his organs had helped to ease the pain of losing him.
Richard, of Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, died after fracturing his skull when he hit a lamppost trying to avoid a car during a practice run in August 2004.
Richard Taylor was a talented in-line skater
His organs helped save the lives of six others, including the terminally-ill mother of a 10-month-old baby.

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