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Neurology professor at St George’s calls for more organ donation after death of son

Professor Hannah Cock and husband Martin who donated their nine-year-old son’s organs after his death are urging other parents to do the same.

Alfie Scott, who had learning difficulties, was registered as blind and unable to speak, died from pneumonia aged nine in April last year.

His kidneys, the corneas in his eyes, and liver cells were donated for transplants to help others who required life-saving treatment.

Now Professor Cock, a consultant neurologist at St George’s Hospital, and husband Martin Scott, are speaking out about the importance of organ donation for children.

She said: “Losing a child is something that no parent would choose, but even in Alfie’s last days, and certainly since, knowing that he has helped other families in their times of need is a source of great comfort and pride for us.”

Read more in Wandsworth Guardian.

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