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Episode 4

Martin Burton's parents have agreed for his organs to be donated. Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when a child's death allows another to live. From June 2016.

A virus has attacked the heart of a 15 year-old Scottish boy called Mark McCay who is in hospital in Newcastle. 16 year-old Martin Burton suffered irreversible brain damage, and his parents agreed for his organs to be donated. His heart has gone to 15 year-old Marc McCay, in hospital in Newcastle, who remains unconscious. Writer and journalist Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

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