A 12-year-old boy killed in a road accident has saved three lives after becoming an organ donor.
Callum discussed organ donation with his parents
Callum Deacon, of Leicester, died in June after being hit by a motorcycle
while out playing with friends.
Before the crash he told his parents he wanted his organs to be donated if anything was to happen to him.
On Tuesday Callum's family said his liver had been given to a nine-month-old baby and his kidneys to two men.
His mother Mandy, 33, told how she and Callum had watched a television show
about organ donors shortly after his 12th birthday.
She said: "Callum being Callum said if anything ever happened, that's what he
would want to happen to him. From a 12-year-old, that's amazing.
"That was just typical Callum. He was always thinking about other people. If
anybody was down in the dumps, he would always try to make them smile."
Mrs Deacon added: "It gives us a lot of comfort to know that three other
people have got a better life from Callum. It's a comfort to know that that
little baby will have a life and grow up.
Callum, who left a brother, Michael, 16, and 10-year-old sister Casey, was hit
by a Yamaha motorbike near the junction of Asquith Way with Attlee Way in
Local shops raised money towards Callum's headstone, while former Leicester
City footballer Muzzy Izzet donated a signed shirt for auction.
Bob Corfield, from NHS UK Transplant, said: "This is a positive
thing to come out of a dreadful tragedy.
"One of the main messages we try to send out to people, whatever the age, is
to talk about it amongst their families.
"We are glad someone so young has been thinking about the needs of others in this way."
Mr Corfield said there still remained "a critical shortage" of donors in the
UK, with about 6,000 people on the waiting list.