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"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Good news: Home Office reverses decision to refuse visa to Jamaican woman wanting to donate kidney to brother


'The Home Office has reversed its controversial decision to refuse a visa to a woman who wanted to come to Britain to donate a kidney to her seriously ill brother.

'Politicians, religious leaders, migrants’ groups and journalists had urged the department to allow the potentially life-saving visit to take place.

'Oliver Cameron, from north London, has been unable to work since suffering a near-fatal renal failure in 2012 and needs a kidney transplant to avoid daily dialysis.

'After his older sister, Keisha Rushton, was found to be compatible, the operation was arranged to take place last October.

'But when Ms Rushton, who lives in Jamaica, applied for a visa, it was rejected by the Home Office on the grounds that she might not return home.'

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.... “There is a fault if a system can’t allow compassion. I'm grateful the authorities have seen sense, but it’s been a long road to reach this decision.”

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