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‘She will provide a better life for others as her final gift’: Family’s tribute after organ donor daughter dies

26 Aug 2021 2 minute read
Beca Mai

The family of a young woman who has died following a crash on the A478 at Penblewin, Narberth, on Friday, have said that they are proud that some of her organs will be donated to others.

Beca Mai Richards, aged 23, from Llangain, in Carmarthen, passed away in hospital today, and the family have spoken of their devastation at losing their loving daughter and sister.

Her family have issued a tribute, where they speak of their pride that Beca Mai, “who always cared for others”, donated her organs to save or improve the lives of others.

Their tribute reads: “We are completely devastated in losing Beca. She was such a loving and kind-hearted daughter, sister, friend and teacher and someone who always cared for others.

“We take great pride that, as a donor, Beca will provide a better life for others as her final gift. As a family, we thank everyone, especially the Intensive Care Unit and Wales Air Ambulance, for their support and care during these past few days. We would now like some time to grieve in private.”

The family is being supported by specially trained officers.

In 2015 Wales became the first nation in the UK to introduce a soft opt-out system of organ donation, where presumed consent was given for organ donation. England and Scotland have since followed.

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