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Mother of teenage crash victim encourages others to donate organs

TRAGIC CRASH: Darley Dale schoolgirl Jessica Iddon died in the collision on the B5057.

TRAGIC CRASH: Darley Dale schoolgirl Jessica Iddon died in the collision on the B5057.

A mother who lost her teenage daughter in a car crash has spoken about her daughter’s decision to donate her organs to encourage others to do the same.

Jessica Iddon, of Darley Dale, had spoken of her desire to donate her organs just week’s before the horrific crash that claimed the 17–year–old’s life in June 2008.

As she lay on life support in Chesterfield Royal Hospital, her heart–broken mother, Lindsey Adderson, knew she had to honour her daughter’s wishes, even if it meant being deprived of holding her as she passed away.

Doctors used Jessica’s organs to save the lives of six people. Her stem cells were also used.

Lindsey is now campaigning to raise the profile of organ donation in the hope more people will become life–savers like Jessica.

For the full story see this week’s Matlock Mercury.


 
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