Tragic Cian’s gift of life

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A teenager killed in a car crash in Sheffield has given the gift of life to others - after relatives agreed to donate his organs.

Cian Pace, aged 19, was left fighting for life after the Vauxhall Corsa in which he was a passenger ran out of control and careered across tram tracks before ploughing into a post.

He was rushed to hospital but could not be saved, and died three days later.

Cian’s grieving relatives gave the go-ahead for the tragic teenager’s organs to be donated to save others following his death, and spoke of their pride in the teenager on Facebook.

A cousin who set up an online tribute page for Cian revealed his family had honoured the teenager’s organ donation wishes following the collision.

A post online read: “Thanks to Cian’s amazing wish to donate his organs he has saved multiple lives. No-one can imagine how proud our family is of this man. Love you so much.”

Pauline Gilbank Hirst, also writing on Facebook, said: “Thinking of all Cian’s family. Without people like Cian my son wouldn’t be here today. He had a heart transplant in 2009, aged 26.

“There should be more people donating their organs - it’s an amazing gift.”

Alison Christian said: “Thinking of his family at this sad time. How immensely proud they must be knowing their son saved other lives and part of him will still be alive. You are an amazing family.”

Cian, from Shirecliffe, was a passenger in a silver Vauxhall Corsa which ran out of control on Netherthorpe Road, close to Brook Hill roundabout, on Sunday, November 10. He was rushed to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham but died on Wednesday, November 13.

The driver of the Corsa, a 19-year-old man from Sheffield, was taken with serious injuries to the Northern General Hospital where he remains. A 17-year-old girl passenger in the car has been discharged from the Northern General.