May 12, 2012

MAKING DEATH MEANINGFUL:

Teenage organ donor saves eight lives (The Telegraph, 5/11/12)

Jemima Layzell, who went to Taunton School in Somerset, had told her parents she wanted her body to help save others in the event of her death. The teenager collapsed at home in Horton, Somerset, and died in hospital on March 14.

Her heart has gone to a five-year-old boy, a 14-year-old was given her lungs and her liver helped two boys, aged 10 months and five. Two people received her kidneys, a man was given her pancreas and her small bowel went to a boy, three.

Jemima, who aspired to become an author, also donated eye tissue which will restore two people's sight.

Posted by at May 12, 2012 5:38 AM
  

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