Aaron's parents, from Wilsden, West Yorkshire, made the decision to donate his organs as they kept a bedside vigil at Leeds General Infirmary. Aaron was taken ill 12 days ago when he complained of a headache. Scans revealed burst blood vessels in his brain. His mother, Angela, said she and her husband Andrew decided immediately to donate his organs She added: "We were aware of how other parents with poorly children would be feeling. We wanted to give someone else a chance from our loss."
The transplant co-ordinator in Leeds, Steve Bell, said he could not comment on individual cases but added that child deaths in these circumstances were rare and the opportunities for donating child organs were precious.Reuse content