Eleven-year-old girl donates organs to save six people
Updated: 2015-11-10 10:31
A doctor examines the little girl for the last time before the operation at Wujing Hospital in Beijing, Nov 9, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Parents chose to donate the organs of their daughter, 11, to put an end to her suffering from myasthenia gravis and save people in need. The operation took place at Wujing Hospital in Beijing on Tuesday.
Yating, who has been suffering from myasthenia since last summer, had been in a coma for 57 days due to a cerebral injury caused by a delayed treatment when she fainted at midnight on Sept 13.
Seeing their daughter's pain, her parents contacted the organ donation hotline of Wujing Hospital in Beijing after they were repeatedly told that it's almost impossible for their little girl to wake up again.
The parents decided to donate the girl's heart, kidneys, liver and corneas in a bid to help people in need, as they know it would also be their daughter's wish if she were conscious.
Doctors stood in silence and paid tribute to the little girl's remains before the operation. Organs from the girl will reportedly save six people.
As of August, the Chinese mainland recorded 1,479 voluntary organ donations, beating public expectations after the country banned the harvesting of organs of executed prisoners on Jan 1, said an expert.