He was a loving, giving person who always wanted to help others.”

This is Wikitoria's Story.

Wikitoria's Story

Wikitoria's Story

Lisa's Story

Chris's Story

Simon's Story

Wikitoria's Story

Lisa's Story

Chris's Story

Simon's Story

One donor can change
the lives of up to ten people

Wikitoria lost her son Clifford in an accident in 2012. She shares her experience of the organ donation process below, which also included taking Clifford home to the family marae for a night.

Even though Wikitoria knew that Clifford was brain dead, she said the hardest part of the process was saying goodbye to her son. "When it was time for goodbyes I wanted to scream and say they weren't having his body but I knew I couldn't because there was no point, he was dead."

Clifford Tuhi Thompson was 36 when he was involved in a bicycle accident in 2012. He was taken to Middlemore Hospital where he was ventilated and admitted to the intensive care unit where, despite the efforts of the intensive medical specialists, sadly he died from a non-survivable brain injury.