Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Praise has been heaped on former Network Rail employee by NHS after organ donation saves lives.A popular Network Rail employee who tragically lost his life in a road collision in June has been praised during Organ Donation Week by the NHS as seven of his organs helped save the lives of others.
Gavin Roberts, who was 28, died following a collision on the A34 and his positive impact on those around him continued after his death as he was a registered donor which meant his organs helped save the lives of seven people.
The construction manager has now been praised during Organ Donation Week, which runs from September 5th to 11th, by Anthony Clarkson, Assistant Director of Organ Donation and Nursing at NHS Blood and Transplant for his impact following his death. He said: “Gavin’s donation is a wonderful gift, and his family should take great pride and comfort from knowing Gavin has transformed the lives of others.
“We hope his generosity will inspire more people to talk to those close to them about donation. By joining the organ donation register and letting others know about your decision, you too can save lives.”