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Young mother’s organs save the lives of 4 people

(People's Daily Online)    13:46, April 18, 2016

Shao Ziyan.(Photo from WeChat)

Shao Ziyan.(Photo from WeChat)

Shao Ziyan. (Photo from WeChat)

The twin babies of Shao Ziyan. (Photo from WeChat)

A 21-year-old woman who recently gave birth to twins has passed away. However, the organs she donated were able to save four people's lives.

Wu Jianyong, a doctor at First Hospital of Zhejiang Province, shared the heart-wrenching story on his WeChat on April 15: "A young mother gave birth to twins. It should have been a happy occasion, but the mother passed away from acute fatty liver of pregnancy 50 days later. Her family decided to donate her organs to help other people. The premature twins were never even breast-fed by their mother. What a sad story!"

This post soon went viral. 

The young mother, Shao Ziyan, lived and worked in the city of Jiaxing in Zhejing province along with her husband, Chen Shanhai. Her father, Shao Wanhua, lives in countryside. The family does not have a lot of money.

Shao's father said, "After more than 50 days of treatment, my daughter was brain dead. She could never come back to life. We donated her organs so that her life will be prolonged in different way. Now it feels like she is still alive and will never fully leave me."

Wu Xiaoliang, the vice-director of the hospital's organ donation office, said that Shao provided a heart, liver, two kidneys and two corneas. Her organs have saved the lives of four people, and her corneas helped two people with eye diseases. 

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