Friday, 17 June 2016

Organs of deceased doctor donated to save 6 lives

Organs of a doctor who died from a sudden illness were on Thursday donated by his relatives and they have saved the lives of six people.


Song Wei, 34, a trainee doctor at Shanghai Changhai Hospital in China, suffered an acute brainstem hemorrhage on May 31 and was pronounced dead on Wednesday.

His wife and parents decided to complete his final wishes and donated Song's liver, lungs, kidneys, corneas and skin tissue to save patients' lives and help two other people see again.

His wife described him as a doctor who had healing the wounded and saving the dying as his life mission.

The local Red Cross Society said Song was the city's 195th organ donor and 57th this year.