Brit teen in death saves eight lives, by donating her organs

Brit teen in death saves eight lives, by donating her organs

Somersham : United Kingdom | May 11, 2012 at 11:57 AM PDT
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Family donates student's organs

Report By: Nina Rai

Somerset, 11 May, 2012

The lives of eight persons were saved due to the timely donation of organs by a brave 13-year-old English school girl who died from a brain hemorrhage on March 14, 2012.

Jemima Layzell from Horton, Somerset had much earlier spoken to her parents about organ donation. She even expressed her desire to donate her body-organs in the event of her death, if it would help to save others lives.

It must have been some kind of a premonition on her part, as the healthy teen suddenly collapsed one day at her home in Horton, while organizing her mom's 38th birthday party.

Jemima Layzell was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved. She died on March 14 from massive bleeding in her brain. Her parents even in their grief remembered what the late teen had told them with regard to organ donation and decided to fulfill her last desire.

Due to her self-less gesture while she was alive, Jemima's heart was donated to a five–year–old boy, her lungs given to a 14–year–old boy, and two other boys aged ten months and five were saved after they were given her liver.

Jemima’s kidneys were donated to two persons aged 19 and 24, her pancreas saved one 40-year-old man’s life, while her small bowel has changed the life of a child aged there-and-half. As if this was not enough, the teen’s eye tissue has also been donated and stored, so that it can be used later to restore the sight of two visually impaired persons. .

Even in their pain and sadness Jemima’s parent’s photographer Harvey, 43 and mum Sophy, 38 are proud of their daughter who in death has managed to save the lives of so many people.

"Eight people have benefited from vital parts of her beautiful young healthy body including five young children”, says her father Harvey Layzell. He says he misses his daughter who even in death has set an example for others to follow. “She has left a lasting legacy and example to others, by being an organ donor,” adds Harvey Layzell.

Source: Daily Mail.

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Jemima Layzell who donated her organs in death.
Jemima Layzell's organs were donated after she died from a brain hemorrhage aged just 13 which helped to save eight lives. Photo:
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