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Australian organ donor mourned in SW China

(People's Daily Online)    15:46, April 09, 2019

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The parents of an Australian man, who donated his organs to five Chinese citizens last year, came to a memorial park in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality to mourn their son before Qingming festival, a traditional Chinese festival when people pay tribute to deceased family and friends.

Donor Phillip Andrew Hancock passed away at the age of 26 in Chongqing last year. His parents, according to his request, donated his liver, kidneys, and corneas to five recipients in China.

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It’s comforting to know that Philip’s organs saved so many people’s lives, said Philip’s father, after hearing of the successful transplants from the Red Cross Society of China.

Phillip’s case marked the first successful organ transplant from a foreign donor in Chongqing and the seventh in China.

Philip’s good deed quickly went viral on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media app, where thousands of Chinese netizens expressed gratitude and praised this warm-hearted Australian man. 

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