Emily's plea for a new heart

EMILY Gentry desperately needs a new heart to keep her alive today.

Rebecca Lefort

EMILY Gentry desperately needs a new heart to keep her alive today.

The 13-year-old Chantry High School pupil had a life-saving heart transplant seven years ago, but now that heart is struggling to stay healthy and she and her family face an agonising wait before a new one is found.

Today Emily and her loving parents, Mark and Marie, have urged everyone to do their bit to help and thousands of other people waiting for transplants by joining the organ donor register.

Emily said: “It is really important that people sign up to be organ donors. The more people that sign up the more people that can be saved.”

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