Carluke mum Stacy Thomson pleads for heart donor

Sign up plea...from heart patient Stacy
Sign up plea...from heart patient Stacy

A DESPERATELY ill Carluke mum, who is waiting for a heart transplant, has urged locals to sign up to become an organ donor.

Stacy Thomson (31) rang the Gazette from her hospital bed in the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank having suffered a cardiac arrest last Friday night.

And in the wake of National Transplant Week, which was held from July 7 to 13, Stacy, who lives in Sauchiesmoor Road with husband Ross and children Carla (13) and 10-year-old Aidan, appealed for more people to sign up.

Stacy said: “I have had heart problems for the past five years but because of the problems I’ve had over the last few days I’m just playing a waiting game. I was diagnosed with Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) which came as a complete shock but it was kept stable.

“However, when I came into hospital two weeks ago to run a series of tests I was kept in.

“My husband and my kids are being put up in a nearby hotel.”

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