Thursday, 16 June 2016
Organs of deceased doctor donated to save 6 lives
Organs of a doctor who died from a sudden illness were donated by his relatives and have saved the lives of six people.
Song Wei, 34, a trainee doctor at Shanghai Changhai Hospital, 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 see again.
"He is a doctor. Healing the wounded and saving the dying was his life mission," said his wife.
According to the local Red Cross Society, Song is the city's 195th organ donor and 57th this year.