A SCHOOLBOY who desperately needs a heart transplant has made a plea to Theresa May to change donor laws saying: “Please change the law to save me.”
Little Max Johnson made the emotional appeal after his mum called for a nationwide “opt out” clause to the register.
Max, nine, with his brother Harry. He suffers from a rare debilitating heart disease that means he needs a transplant
Max, nine, has dilated cardiomyopathy, meaning his life relies on complex medical machinery and a permanent stay in hospital.
He is asking for the change which would mean every eligible Brit would automatically be enrolled as a donor unless they make a point of removing themselves.
Max told The Mirror: “I would say to her, ‘Please do that straight away.’
“I would say, ‘Thank you so much, Prime Minister, because that would be a really nice thing to do – not just for me, but for other children.”
Such a move would massively increase the availability to docs of organs that could help save thousands of lives every year.
It is already in place in Wales and this week it was announced that the Scottish government would roll out the policy in response to a survey that found overwhelming public support.