A statement that I entirely agreed with. A jeweller and designer, he’d always been fascinated by science, and wanted to help the medical profession as much as he could. He filled in the forms, while organ donation cards followed for us both.
Not that we thought we’d ever need them, of course, but we’d had the conversation. We knew what we’d do.
But how wrong I was, for when Pip did die, I was so dazed by grief that organ donation was the last thing on my mind. By the time it did occur to me, days after his death, it was too late: the chance had passed.
So when Prime Minister Theresa May announced in September that she will change the law on organ donation, I was delighted.
She claimed an opt-out scheme (meaning the onus would shift to people opting out of a donor scheme rather than opting in) could save hundreds of lives.
I regret having made the wrong decision therefore everyone else should be denied the choice/forced into the correct one.