A newborn baby, who lived for less than two hours, became Britain’s youngest ever organ donor last year. Doctors at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, carried out the pioneering surgery to donate Teddy’d kidney and heart valves three minutes after Teddy Houlston died on April 22. Three minutes after his death, he became Britain’s youngest ever organ donor. He had saved an adult stranger’s life.
Dr Paul Murphy, of NHS Blood and Transplant, described Teddy’s gift of life as a “milestone moment”. He said: “Every donation is inspirational. It is a selfless act of heroism. But Teddy’s story is exceptional. He was the youngest organ donor in the UK.”
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