Footballer killed on night out saves at least seven lives after donating organs and helped dozens more, living up to the kind-hearted man we knew him to be.
Jordan Sinnott, a former footballer for Huddersfield, Altrincham, Bury, Halifax, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Matlock, had spoken to his family about his wish to be a donor if anything happened to him.
Detectives investigating a fatal assault on non-league footballer Jordan Sinnott have arrested a 21-year-old man and are continuing to question two other suspects.
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It was in January when the devastating incident, he unfortunately suffered a fractured skull during a night out in Retford, Notts.
Two men are currently awaiting trial for his manslaughter. But despite their “nightmare” his family made sure his wishes were carried out.
Because of the wish to donate his organs, he has remarkably saved seven people’s lives aged between 20 and 50.
Soldiers and other burns victims are also reportedly benefiting from skin grafts created after his donation.
? | Today we host the funeral – and celebrate the life – of Jordan Sinnott.
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His brother Tom said: “He loved giving and even after he’s passed he managed to do that… At least his heart is still beating.”
His mum said that she brought up the issue of organ donation after being told there was no hope for her son who was on life support at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital.
His Mum said: “All I could think of was the phone call that would be made to tell them an organ had been found for their loved one. It’s a gift of life and the highest gift you can give.”
As Jordan was taken to the operating theatre to donate his organs, porters and nurses, stood to pay their respects as the family accompanied him for his final journey.
She added: “When he was in the operating room the theatre staff gave him a minute’s silence.”
Jordan, who lived and breathed football, was looking forward to getting engaged and married to the love of his life.
After the family appealed for clubs to send signed shirts with Jordan’s name on the back, they were “blown away” when 1,000 shirts arrived from all over the world. They will also be auctioned to raise money for Sport Relief.
Sinnott managed to score a total of 14 goals during 123 appearances between 2012 and 2018. In that time, he played in the Championship, League Two, National League and National League North.
Fans reacted after reading that the footballer who was killed on a night out saves at least seven lives after donating organs…
We are so proud of Jordan for his donation to save the lives of others.
We miss him dearly ?? pic.twitter.com/q5myG40TMz
— STAY AT HOME! (@Matlock_TownFC) April 6, 2020
Incredibly brave decision from his family to say yes to saving others. ❤️
— ?England and Wales Transplant Cricket? (@ETransplantC) April 5, 2020
A GREAT GUY & A MARVELLOUS FAMILY FOR SAYING YES
I hope when I leave this Earth I can save so ones loved ones
Simply Legendary ??
REST IN PEACE
— McCrory (@SuperHotspursfc) April 6, 2020
Whoever got them are very lucky people. If u got his heart then u have a heart of gold. It’s a gift that he lives on in others for us to know that is a blessing. What a guy he was. #duracell #sinnott25 https://t.co/Ci022mpI44
— Robert Barnes (@digger_bar) April 6, 2020