The mother of a toddler waiting for a heart transplant since Christmas Eve has said she and her family are living “from one day to the next”.

Shannon Heagren was told her son Grayson, now 17 months, would need a new heart before his second birthday.

The 25-year-old from Peterborough urged other parents to discuss the organ donor register with their children.

“If you can give someone else a chance at life, why wouldn’t you register?” she said.

Ms Heagren was speaking on Sunday on World Heart Day, as NHS Blood and Transplant, the part of the health service which oversees the donor list, urges people to consider organ donation.

A law change next year to presume consent for organ donation will not extend to children, but authorities hope it

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