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Craig and Sandra - Interview 07

Craig and Sandra consented to donate their 11-year-old daughter's organs in 2008 when she, sadly, died of a brain haemorrhage. Their daughter, Rachel, had discussed her wishes with them in the past, knowing that her grandfather had died after having two kidney transplants.

  • Background

    Craig and Sandra are married and have a son. Craig is a police officer and Sandra is a nursing sister. Ethnic background / nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 44
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Catherine and Tom - Interview 13

    Catherine's son and Tom's stepson, John, sadly died of a brain haemorrhage in 1995, aged 24. He had carried a donor card from the age of 16. Catherine and Tom are very proud of John and the 'gift of life' he gave to five people.

  • Background

    Catherine and Tom are married. Catherine is a phlebotomist. Tom is a retired IT consultant. Ethnic background / nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 63
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Eunice - Interview 14

    Eunice's daughter, Kirstie, sadly died after a car accident in 2006, aged 26. She had registered for organ donation at the age of fifteen. Kirstie gave the 'gift of life' to five people. Eunice would like to have annual updates on their welfare.

  • Background

    Eunice is an accountant. She is married and has two daughters. Ethnic background / nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 55
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Haydn - Interview 15

    Haydn's son, Will, had depression and sadly died of a drug overdose in 2006, aged 18. Haydn and his daughter, Will's sister, would have liked more information about the recipients of Will's organs, but only heard about the welfare of two of them.

  • Background

    Haydn is a caretaker. He is divorced and has an adult daughter. Ethnic background / nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 52
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Frank - Interview 16

    Frank's wife, Jen, sadly died in 2008, aged 62. She had been unwell for about a year and was later diagnosed with motor neurone disease. She was a nurse, and gave the gift of life to two people with kidney failure.

  • Background

    Frank is a weighbridge clerk and has two adult children. Ethnic background / nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 62
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Liz - Interview 17

    Liz's husband, Rick, sadly died of a brain haemorrhage in 2000, aged 38. They had four young children. Liz advised being open and honest with children, answering their questions as fully as possible and involving them in decisions about the funeral.

  • Background

    Liz is a supermarket admin assistant and has four children. Ethnic background / nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 46
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Sue - Interview 18

    Sue's son, Martin, sadly died of a brain haemorrhage in 2003, aged 16. Working with different charities, she is now heavily involved in raising awareness of organ donation and supporting bereaved parents.

  • Background

    Sue is a costs lawyer. She is married and has an adult son. Ethnic background / nationality: White British

  • Age at interview 51
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Lesley - Interview 19

    Lesley's son, Kristian, sadly died after a road accident in 1997, aged 21. Kristian gave the 'gift of life' to five people. Lesley would like to have annual updates on their welfare but has heard nothing for over thirteen years.

  • Background

    Lesley is married and has an adult daughter. She runs a Bed and Breakfast. Ethnic background / nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 58
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Jackie - Interview 21

    Jackie's son, Lyall, sadly died after a road traffic accident in 1996, aged 16. Lyall gave the gift of life to six people and sight to two. Jackie has been keen to raise awareness of organ donation and met two of Lyall's recipients.

  • Background

    Jackie is a retired community midwife. She is widowed. Ethnic background / nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 71
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Linda - Interview 25

    Linda's husband, John, sadly died of two brain haemorrhages in 2007, aged 50. Linda advised people to talk about organ donation with their families as these decisions are very difficult to make under stress when someone suddenly becomes critically ill.

  • Background

    Linda is a bank manager and has a son. Ethnic background / nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 48
  • Sex/Gender Female