Chinese Doctors Bow to Honor a Dead Patient


(Photo: China Daily)

11-year old Liang Yaoyi of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China, died on June 6 of a brain cancer. He wanted to become a doctor when he grew up. He will not get the chance, but Yaoyi will get to heal the sick. Before he died, he asked that his organs be donated to people who need transplants. Within eight hours of his death, his kidneys and liver were transplanted.

After they were removed from his body, the doctors from the operating room bowed to honor him.

-via TYWKIWDBI


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I suppose it depends on the cancer and the organs. My father had cancer when he died, but was still able to donate his corneas. Which was odd, because he had gone blind, but I guess it wasn't because of the corneas.
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I had to go do some research after I read this, because I thought someone with cancer was not deemed acceptable to be an organ donor, but if the cancer has not spread past the brain stem it doesn't appear to be a problem. I am glad that this young man could save the lives of others even if doctors could not save his. Thank you for sharing!
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