Organ donation, a magnanimous act

Surgery The 39-year-old A.F., admitted in Mediterraneo Hospital on March 1st, 2015 with severe cerebral hemorrhage offered the present of life to six people.

Respecting her wishes, the relatives offered her organs for transplantation after her clinical diagnosis of brain death.
The process was coordinated by the National Transplant Organization in cooperation with the head of the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Mrs. Maria Petraki.
The medical team from Palermo, Italy, received the lungs, the team from the General Hospital “Evangelismos” the kidney, the team from “Ippokratio” in Thessaloniki received the liver and, finaly, the team from G.N.A. “G. Genimatas” received the corneas.
The received organs were successfully transplanted as follows:
• Her liver to a 16-year-old girl
• Her one kidney to a 49-year-old woman
• Her second kidney to a 33-year-old man
• Her lungs to a 53-year-old woman in Palermo, Italy
• Her corneas in patients with eye problems.
One of the corneal transplant procedures took place at Mediterraneo Hospital, by the Director of Ophthalmology Department, Dr. John Mallias.
What  an act of selflessness in times of great selfishness.