The organs of a seven-year-old boy who passed away in Xiamen on July 29 are now helping save the lives of at least four other patients, according to the Red Cross Organ Donation Office.
The boy was hospitalized on July 25 after falling ill and suffering from a vascular rupture caused by cerebral vascular malformation, according to on.cc.. When the young boy died from the complications, his parents decided to help people in need by donating their son’s organs so that his life might “continue” in some way.
The boy’s corneas, kidney, liver and heart were all successfully removed so that they could be transplanted to patients awaiting organs.
The Red Cross office said that organ donation in Xiamen is still met with lukewarm response, and so far, there have only been nine donors on record in the city, including the boy. Their ages range from three to 18.
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By Christy Lau