Monday, 24 August 2009

Mother dies a year after being denied her daughter's kidney

By Chris Brooke
Last updated at 1:11 AM on 24th August 2009

A mother who was denied a kidney transplant from her dying daughter because of rules banning donor requests has died. Rachel Leake, 41, had been in hospital for three months with septicemia.

Her 21-year-old daughter Laura Ashworth had wanted to give her a kidney, but died in April last year before starting the process of becoming a 'living donor'.

Doctors then insisted her organs go to strangers at the top of the waiting list.

Full article in Daily Mail