‘I owe my life to Star readers’ says South Yorkshire woman

Christine Thornton underwent a life-saving lung transplant after Star readers backed a campaign calling for more organ donors.

Christine Thornton underwent a life-saving lung transplant after Star readers backed a campaign calling for more organ donors.

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A mum who waited more than a year for a double lung transplant has been given a second chance at life – after a campaign by The Star recruited thousands of new organ donors.

Christine Thornton was struggling to get out of bed, relied on oxygen to breathe, and had to give up her job because of a genetic disorder which gradually reduced the function of her lungs.

But she is now recovering back home after the crucial call she had been waiting for came through from the NHS Organ Donor Register, and the gruelling transplant operation was able to go ahead.

 

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