UK teen saves lives of 8 through organ donation

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Published: 2017-09-09 13:44

Last Updated: 2017-09-09 15:34


Jemima Layzell set a UK record for number of people saved through organ donation
Jemima Layzell set a UK record for number of people saved through organ donation
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A 13 year-old British girl saved the lives of eight people, including five children, by donating her organs after she passed away from a brain aneurysm, in a new UK record for organ donation.

Jemima Layzell, a Somerset resident, had agreed to donate her heart, pancreas, lungs, kidneys, small intestines, and liver before she died.

According to Metro, her mother said that ‘the conversation [around organ donation] was prompted by the death of someone we knew in a crash. They were on the register but their organs couldn’t be donated because of the circumstances of their death.

‘Jemima had never heard of organ donation before and found it a little bit unsettling but totally understood the importance of it.

‘We found the decision to donate Jemima’s organs hard but we both felt it was right and we knew she was in favour of donation.’

Her parents said Jemima was smart, compassionate, and creative, and that she would have been proud of her legacy.

 

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Original source: BBC News