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IN People ON 28 Sep, 2015
Jess Evans and Mike Houlston, a couple from the UK had twin boys Noah and Teddy. Unfortunately, Teddy couldn't live more than 100 minutes. The duo decided to donate Teddy's kidneys and heart valves that made him Britain's youngest organ donor. A crucial step in humanity by the couple has turned Teddy into a real hero. And now they proudly share that 1,00,000 extra people have come up as donors.
Talking to the Mirror, Mike said: "I don’t know how to put my feelings into words. We are dumbfounded by the response."
The organ donation campaign has a huge impact all over the nation. The couple will be receiving an award as Britain's pride.
Jess said: "Losing Teddy was always going to leave a big hole in our family, but seeing what a difference he has made makes our loss easier to bear."
Sally Johnson, chief of NHS's organ donation and transplantation said: "We're delighted Mike and Jess have been recognised by Pride of Britain for showing such determination in breaking down barriers surrounding organ donation during their twins' pregnancy and putting their own grief aside, to share Teddy's story to promote organ donation."