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Jordan- British girls donated organs save 8 people

(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) London, Sept.9 (Petra) -- A 13-year-old girl who died from a brain aneurysm has helped a record eight different people, including five children, through organ donation.

BBC reported that Jemima Layzell, from Somerset, who died in 2012, donated her heart, pancreas, lungs, kidneys, small bowel and liver.

Jemima's parents said she was clever, compassionate and creative - and would have been "very proud of her legacy".

NHS Blood and Transplant, the executive non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom's Department of Health, said no other donor had helped as many people.

Jemima collapsed during preparations for her mum's 38th birthday party and died four days later at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Her heart, small bowel, and pancreas were transplanted into three different people while two people received her kidneys.

Her liver was split and transplanted into a further two people, and both of her lungs were transplanted into one patient.

Normally, a donation results in 2.6 transplants - eight is very unusual.

Last year, 457 people died waiting for a transplant, including 14 children in the United Kingdom.

There are currently 6,414 people on the transplant waiting list, including 176 children.

9/9/2017 - 12:49:08 PM


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