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

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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.






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I was thinking and praying for the donor family, realising the shock and overwhelming grief they would be experiencing, trying to somehow deal with this traumatic loss of their precious loved one.

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