THE fiancée of a "hero" organ donor who saved five lives through his death has praised a new NHS scheme to reach thousands of potential donors as they buy funeral plans. Corinne Hynes described NHS Blood & Transplant’s pilot scheme partnership with Rest Assured Funeral Plans as “brave and brilliant” for “identifying the perfect situation and moment to discuss organ donation". The 26-year-old’s partner David Llewellyn saved five lives when his lungs, kidneys, liver, heart and pancreas were transplanted after his death in January this year. She said: “The scenario you are in when buying a funeral plan is perfect for addressing the matter. It goes hand in hand with a decision to sign the Organ Donation Register. "The connection between planning a funeral and planning what happens to your body after you’ve died is obvious. PERFECT TIMING “It is difficult to have the conversation around organ donation. People often say they are not … [Read more...] about Fiancee of ‘hero’ who saved five lives backs NHS plan to ask for donors at funerals
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GEORGE HW Bush's funeral will take place today. But the current White House incumbent's fraught relationship with the family has lead to speculation over the seating plan. Here's what we know. Will Trump sit with the Bushs, Obamas and Clintons? President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are expected to sit on the front row along with the remaining former presidents and their families: George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Trump has had strained relations with all of them at various points in his relatively short political career But since Bush Sr’s death, Trump has extended traditional courtesies to the Bush family, including allowing them to stay at the presidential guest house and visiting with them there. Also attending will be Prince Charles, the king and queen of Jordan, Polish President Andrzej Duda and other dignitaries from around the world. Former members of the late president's administration are also expected to attend. What happened at … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump sit with the Obama, Bush and Clinton families at George HW Bush’s funeral?
A HEARTBREAKING image shows the loyal service dog of George H.W Bush lying next to the former US President’s coffin last night. Mr Bush, who suffered from a variety of illnesses including a form of Parkinson’s, died last Friday aged 94 after a lifetime of service to his country. His flag-draped coffin laid in state in Houston, Texas, while being guarded by the specially-trained golden Labrador, known as Sully. The dog was given to the former World War II fighter pilot in June by veteran’s charity America’s VetDogs following the death of his beloved wife Barbara, 92. Posted by the Bush’s post-White House spokesman Jim McGrath, the poignant image was captioned “Mission complete.” However, Sully’s job isn’t done just yet. He will accompany the coffin to Washington DC today ahead of Mr Bush’s funeral on Wednesday. The former CIA director’s Twitter account has previously posted pictures of the loving mutt. On June 25, … [Read more...] about Touching moment George HW Bush’s loyal service dog Sully lays next to former US President’s coffin before his state funeral
WHEN we heard the news, we were all in shock. Last Saturday, less than 90 minutes after West Ham’s match at Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people on board his helicopter were killed suddenly in a crash. Their tragic passing has been a stark reminder not only of just how short life is, but how suddenly it can disappear. I have had a few personal reminders of this over the years. When I was in Parliament at the time of the Westminster terrorist attack last year, I really understood the saying about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And trying to come to terms with the news that I had a potentially fatal brain aneurysm in 2006 was both terrifying and sobering. To many people, Leicester City owner Vichai, was the man who had everything — money, helicopters and a jet-set lifestyle. It’s easy to think people with lives like that are slightly more protected from everything, including death. But if you are in the wrong place at the wrong … [Read more...] about Sudden death of Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in tragic crash shows you must make most of life
By Craig Hlavaty Published 9:43 am CDT, Friday, September 7, 2018 PHOTOS: Inside the museum The National Museum of Funeral History in North Houston will soon explore the history of cremation in the funeral industry with a new permanent exhibit opening Sept. 17. >>Here's a closer look at some of the current exhibits... less PHOTOS: Inside the museum The National Museum of Funeral History in North Houston will soon explore the history of cremation in the funeral industry with a new permanent exhibit opening Sept. 17. >>Here's ... more Photo: National Museum Of Funeral History The National Museum of Funeral History in North Houston will soon explore the history of cremation in the funeral industry with a new permanent exhibit opening Sept. 17. The National Museum of Funeral History in North Houston will soon explore the history of cremation in the funeral industry with a new permanent … [Read more...] about National Museum of Funeral History is heating up with new cremation exhibit