A St George's Hospital consultant and her husband who donated their nine-year-old son's organs after his death are urging other parents to do the same in order to save lives.

Alfie Scott, who had learning difficulties, was registered as blind and unable to speak, died from pneumonia aged nine in April last year.

His kidneys, the corneas in his eyes, and liver cells were donated for transplants to help others who required life-saving treatment.

Now Professor Hannah Cock, a consultant neurologist at St George's Hospital, and husband Martin Scott, are speaking out about the importance of organ donation for children.

She said: "Losing a child is something that no parent would choose, but even in Alfie's last day, and certainly since, knowing that he has helped other families in their times of need is a source of great comfort and pride for us.

"We received a 'gift of life' engraved with thanks from one of Alfie's organ recipients, which is now one of our most precious belongings.

"We have been humbled by how many lives Alfie touched and take comfort in knowing he is continuing to help others via organ donation."

The parents have also received an Order of St John Award for organ donation on Alfie's behalf.