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‘Tin Man’ never got a healthy heart in time because of SA’s donor crisis

About 5,000 South Africans are waiting for a life-saving organ, a situation worsened by Covid

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Kerry Ellis-Williams affectionately nicknamed her husband Greg “Tin Man” because, much like the Wizard of Oz character, he too desperately desired a healthy heart.

But his wish for a new heart was never fulfilled because there was no suitable donor for the transplant he desperately needed, resulting in his death in June.

Ellis-Williams, from Johannesburg, has since taken up the cudgels for South Africans who are waiting for a life-saving organ by speaking out about the importance of donation...

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