Category: Liver transplant

Liam Neeson talked about his wife Natasha Richardson’s death and how organ donation has brought his family solace after their loss.

By LUCIAN FISHER-GOOD MORNING AMERICA

“She was on life support,” he told “60 Minutes.” “I went in to her and I told her I loved her, said, ‘Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this, you’ve banged your head.'”
Neeson, 61, said he knew his wife and the mother of their two children would not recover.

“She and I had made a pact, if any of us got into a vegetative state that we’d pull the plug,” he said.
But he kept her alive long enough to bring her back to New York so that friends and family could say goodbye. Richardson died March 18, 2009.

“…Donated three of her organs, so she’s keeping three people alive at the moment … her heart, her kidneys and her liver,” Neeson told “60 Minutes.” “It’s terrific … and I think she would be very thrilled and pleased by that.”

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