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Taiwanese mother donates her daughter’s organs after sudden death in Singapore

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Taiwanese mother donates her daughter’s organs after sudden death in Singapore

PHOTO: FACEBOOK/AUDREY LUAN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 25-year-old Taiwanese woman who used to work in Singapore donated her organs after dying of a brain-related disease on Sunday.

Luan Yi Shiuan, who went to Singapore in July 2016 after graduating from Taiwan's National Taipei University of Technology, was a Chinese teacher in a private tuition center, according to local media reports.

Taiwanese media reported that Luan had returned to Taiwan to visit her relatives on April 10, followed by a trip to South Korea. After returning to Singapore last Thursday, she started to feel unwell.

She later fainted and was taken to the hospital. When doctors declared the 25-year-old brain dead at 11.15am on Sunday, her family made the difficult decision to take off her life support and donate her organs.

It is unclear what disease she suffered from but it is believed to be brain-related.

According to the Ministry of Health of Singapore, up to seven lives can be saved by one organ donor.

On Luan's Facebook page, her family wrote that although her death was heartbreaking for them, if she could help others to be healthy and happy through the donation of her organs, then it was as if she lived on in spirit.


Updated : 2021-04-21 19:43 GMT+08:00