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Man who lost wife after organ donor shortage turns to art

Art Transplant created by artist Luke Yates after losing his wife when she waited for 3 years for a double lung transplant Credit: Art Transplant

The family of a teacher who passed away after needing a double lung transplant when a donor couldn't be found are campaigning to raise awareness.

Sam Yates's family were devastated by her death but, rather than be consumed by grief, her husband has turned to art - to try and make a difference.

A painting by artist Luke Yates to raise awareness of the need for organ donors Credit: Art Transplant

He's now produced a gallery of work that he is auctioning to raise money for cystic fibrosis charities.

His paintings can be found on his website here.

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Organ transplant only chance for teen with ear infection

As part of National Transplant week we've been speaking to 18 year old Aiden Husseyin-Sheikh who needed a kidney transplant after contracting E-Coli from a swimming pool.

Three years after picking up an ear infection his kidneys failed and a transplant was his only chance.

Stacey Poole has been listening to his story which highlights organ transplant can affect anyone.

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