Bill, pictured six months before his stroke, and daughter Karen
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Organ donation: 'It has made losing him easier'

More organs are being donated and more lives are being saved, says the health secretary, a year after a revolutionary change in the law over organ donation.

Wales became the first nation in the UK to introduce a new system of consent to increase the number of donors.

Adults are regarded as having allowed organ donation unless they have opted out.

In the last year, there have been 160 organs transplanted, 39 through deemed consent.

Bill, 67, suffered a fatal stroke but had talked with his family just weeks before his death at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff about the issue of organ donation.

His daughter Karen talks about what it meant.

Bill's story is being told in a three-part documentary, The Greatest Gift, starting on 6 December on BBC One Wales at 22:40.

  • 01 Dec 2016
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