Wisbech headteacher backs organ donor campaign

Pam Mohr
Pam Mohr

A former Wisbech teacher who underwent a life-saving transplant last year is backing a national campaign calling for more organ donors to come forward.

Pam Mohr, 61, is also wanting people to sign the NHS Organ Donor Register along with discussing their final wishes with their family.

Pam, formerly deputy headteacher at Clarkson Nursery and Infant School, was given a lung transplant after developing an incurable lung condition sparked by a one-off allergy to birds.

She is backing National Transplant Week’s 7 Days to Say I Do campaign, which runs until Sunday, September 13, and aims to encourage potential donors to discuss their wishes with loved ones.

“My transplant has given me my life back,” says Long Sutton woman Pam, who is a Breathe Easy chairman, who was diagnosed with Interstitial Lung Disease after suffering asthma-like symptoms, chest infections and a collapsed lung.

“I’ve also been trying to highlight the acute shortage of donor organs in this country – for some reason the number of donors coming forward in the UK, compared to other countries, is going down.

n To join the NHS Organ Donor Register visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk or call 0300 1232323.