A young girl who died unexpectedly of brain aneurysm was able to save a record eight people’s lives by donating her organs, Conservative Tribune reports.
Jemima Layzell, 13, died by a brain hemorrhage just days after she told her parents that wants to donate.
Sophy Layzell, Jemima’s mother, described her daughter as “lovely, clever, funny, compassionate and creative.” So it was a difficult decision for Jemima’s parents to give away their daughter’s organs, but in the end they are glad they made it.
Jemima’s family, residents of Somerset, England, were recently contacted by National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant to advise them that her organs were used to save the lives of eight different people, including five children.
UK officials have now confirmed Jemima has set a record for being the only donor to have her organs transplanted into eight people.
While helping prepare for her mother’s 38th birthday party, Jemima collapsed and died four days later in the hospital.