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Organ recipient meets donor family

A remarkable meeting has taken place between a Bristol student, who underwent a life-saving heart transplant a year ago, and the father of his donor.

Will Pope would have died without the operation.

It was only possible because the family of 20 year old Tom Ince, also from Bristol, allowed his organs to be used after he died in a car crash.

It's believed to be the first time such a meeting has been filmed.

Will Pope meets the father of his heart transplant donor

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FROM THE HEART: transplants transform young lives

by Jacquie Bird

ITV is running its From the Heart Campaign all this week, to raise awareness of organ donation. This report features two young people: Will Pope, who's recovering from a heart transplant, and Stacie Pridden, who's still waiting for her call to come.

If you would like more information on organ donation and the campaign, or to see more uplifting stories, visit its main webpage.


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