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Marie’s organ donation story to inspire others

THE inspirational story of how Omagh woman Marie Murphy saved lives after her death through organ donation is now on display in the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen.

The stories of Marie, and also Elvis Parkinson from Lisnaskea, have been erected on walls outside the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit to pay tribute and give thanks to their organ donations.

Marie’s family, who attended the launch of the storyboards this week, said they hope her memory can inspire others.

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Martina Conlon, specialist nurse for organ donation at the South West Acute Hospital said, “We understand that organ donation is often something families have not previously discussed and we hope that being able to see the stories of others who have been through a similar situation will help families to consider whether it’s the right thing for them to do, if the situation arises.

“We’d like to thank the families involved in this initiative for sharing their loved one’s stories with us and we hope they will inspire many others in future to save lives. They will help other families in a very difficult situation to see the pride and comfort donation can bring.”

• You can help save live by signing up to the NHS Organ Donor Register at www.organdonation.nhs.uk or call 0300 123 23 23.

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