Cardiff Baby UK's Youngest Organ Donor

The parents of the UK’s youngest ever organ donor have been praised for their bravery.

Teddy Houlston and his twin brother Noah were born last year, but Teddy lived for just 100 minutes.

20 hours later, his heart valves and kidneys were transplanted and he saved a man in Leeds who had renal failure.

His mum Jess Evans told the Daily Mirror it was an easy decision to make:

“Organ donation was something that I’ve always felt quite strongly about ever since I was a child.”

And dad Mike Houlston agrees:

“How much comfort can it bring knowing that we’ll have that time with him and then he can go on and save somebody else’s life?

“We were prepared for that outcome.

"He lived and died a hero. It's impossible to explain how proud we are of him."

Dr Richard Haine supported his mum and dad through the process:

“It offered the potential for an enormous amount of joy in the very short life that Teddy had.

“In those 100 minutes of life, he’d actually managed to give something to someone else that many of us will never ever achieve.”

Teddy’s twin brother Noah celebrated his first birthday on Wednesday.

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