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Organ donation: 'Selfless gift means the world to me'

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.

Kimberly Chard, 32, from Bargoed who has cystic fibrosis, had a double lung transplant last December.

She talks just before the operation at Harefield Hospital near London - and again after the surgery.

Kimberly'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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