Britain's youngest organ donor

A five-week-old baby has become the youngest organ donor in Britain. The child died earlier this year from heart failure and their kidneys were transplanted to 22-year-old Samira Kauser.

Organ donation for young children can be 'really tough'

My heart goes out to all the families that find themselves in the position where they have to make a decision about organ donation.

In particular, the decision to donate on behalf of a young child is really tough. But organ donation saves lives and donor families talk with pride of the difficult but ultimately rewarding decision to donate their loved one's organs. Knowing that they have helped save another family from a terrible experience, often helps them deal with their grief.

There are around 10,000 people in the UK in need of a transplant and some of these are young children. In order to save more lives, we need more people to join the organ donor register.

– Sally Johnson, Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation at NHS Blood and Transplant

Five-week-old baby Britain's youngest organ donor

A five-week-old baby has become the youngest organ donor in Britain according to a report in the Sunday Times.

The child died earlier this year from heart failure and their kidneys were transplanted to 22-year-old Samira Kauser.

A five-week-old baby has become Britain's youngest organ donor.
A five-week-old baby has become Britain's youngest organ donor. Credit: Angelika Warmuth

The paper claims that younger donors are being sought due to the shortage of adult organ donors.

Find out more about organ donation.

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