A 25-year-old woman in Shanghai who died of a brain hemorrhage has given lease to the lives of seven others in the city, as the young mother’s liver, kidneys and corneas were removed and transplanted to patients awaiting organs.
The woman, called Xiaojing, was taken to the Sonjiang District branch of the Shanghai No. 1 People’s Hospital after she’d collapsed last moth. Xiaojing suffered from blood disorder aplastic anemia and died of a brain hemorrhage on June 3, leaving behind a husband and a one-year-old daughter.
It was Xiaojing’s father who suggested that they donate her organs, despite his son-in-law’s initial protests. One June 4, her organs were removed and transplanted into seven patients— a liver cancer patient, two people with kidney disease and four blind people.
Tang Zhaoxiang, deputy director of the organ donation office, said that all the recipients are so far recovering well and the sight of the blind patients has been recovered.
He said that the office had 21 donors this year, including six in June.