donor plans

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Horror Smash -

Mrs Web­ster, a for­mer ground crew mem­ber for a hot air bal­loon com­pany, re­vealed that be­fore the crash she was plan­ning to be an or­gan donor for her hus­band.

Mr Web­ster needed a re­place­ment kid­ney and doc­tors were car­ry­ing out tests to see if she could do­nate one.

But af­ter the crash – and the nu­mer­ous oper­a­tions she faced af­ter be­ing air­lifted to hos­pi­tal – she can’t face another op­er­a­tion.

She told the judge: “I had of­fered to be a donor for my hus­band and was go­ing through the re­quired checks last year.

“But now I feel that I can­not han­dle any more surgery.”

Mrs Web­ster added that she feels “pretty bad” as she watches her hus­band strug­gle with his health.

Her hus­band, who suf­fers from low kid­ney func­tion added: “At the time Carol was go­ing to be tested to see if she could be a donor for me.

“Af­ter the crash she, un­der­stand­ably, has de­cided she no longer wants to go through any more surgery. So now I am on the kid­ney wait­ing list. I see this as a di­rect re­sult of the crash.”

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