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Father donates 6-day-old daughter's organs (2)

(Chinadaily.com.cn)    14:13, May 27, 2019

Mao holds his daughter Maodou's hand for the first and last time. [Photo/youth.cn]

On April 18, Mao was waiting for his wife Feifei and their newborn baby outside the delivery room. However, Feifei died of an amniotic fluid embolism. The baby, suffering serious asphyxia, was sent to the intensive care unit, or ICU.

After sitting outside the ICU for a whole night, Mao decided to donate his daughter's corneas and kidneys, allowing her to live in another way.

"Feifei was a kindergarten teacher. She loved children. She often went to the welfare house to teach the abandoned kids there. She once said that if she couldn’t be brought back to life, she would want to help others. So I think this is what she would have wanted too," said Mao.

The decision was supported by Feifei's family, who all believed this was something she would have liked.

On April 24, Mao signed the organ donation form. Mao kissed her, put a cloth toy that her mother had made beside her and watched her being pushed into the operation room. He said he hoped Maodou could reunite with her mother in the afterlife, youth.cn reported.


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