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Organ donation: Faces at the front line

Dr Emma Merry can still remember how nervous she felt the first time she spoke to a grieving family about the possibility of donating their loved one's organs.

"My heart was racing, I knew it was important to get it right. But as with all those things, you worry about it and you try hard to make sure you do everything right, but in the end you needn't have worried about it because everything goes well. I think the hardest part that first time was opening my mouth and saying the things I needed to say."

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Diana Ward organ donation story

“I never lose sight of the fact that behind every donation there’s a fellow human who ticked ‘organ donor’ on their driver’s licence and discussed their wishes with family.”

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