Under 14 years of age donates heart, liver, kidneys, and corneas

The family of a minor of 14 years of age, who unfortunately lost his life, donated heart, liver, kidneys, and corneas to six people who were on the waiting list to receive an organ.

With this donation, six people will have an opportunity to improve their health and quality of life
With this donation, six people will have an opportunity to improve their health and quality of life

The procurement of the organs was carried out in the General Hospital of Celaya of the Ministry of Health of the state of Guanajuato, to where the team of specialists in transplants from the General de La Raza and Pediatrics hospitals of the 21st Century arrived on Thursday to carry out the surgery.

The heart and a kidney will be transplanted to beneficiaries of the General Hospital of the National Medical Center (CMN) La Raza; the other kidney, a patient from the Hospital de Especialidades del Bajío, and the liver, a child from the Pediatric Hospital of the CMN Siglo XXI. The corneas remained in the state of Guanajuato and will be transplanted in the Ministry of Health.

The heart will benefit a 62-year-old woman with dilated heart disease, a condition in which the heart grows and decreases its ability to pump blood to the body.

The organs destined to patients of the City of Mexico arrived in a helicopter of the General Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Republic, to the heliport of the Hospital of Traumatology of Magdalena de las Salinas, later to go in an ambulance to La Raza and to Siglo XXI.

So far this year two hearts, two livers, seven kidneys, and 35 corneas have been transplanted in the General Hospital of La Raza, as well as three livers and three kidneys in the Pediatric Hospital of Siglo XXI.