One life lost, 42 others helped

One life lost, 42 others helped

SINGAPORE - He lost his life in an accident but his body parts are sustaining the lives of 42 others.

Mr Anthony Peh, 41, who worked as a deliveryman, was driving on West Coast Road in the direction of Jalan Buroh on Nov 15 when his lorry broke down.

While he was in the stationary vehicle waiting for help, a trailer rammed into it from behind.

Mr Peh's 42-year-old sister, who wanted to be known as Madam Peh, told Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News that her brother suffered head injuries due to the force of being hurled forward.

She said: "He was conscious after the accident, and was taken by ambulance to the accident and emergency department at the National University Hospital, but lost consciousness later."

A scan later showed that both sides of his brain were affected by the impact, rendering him brain dead.

He was pronounced dead at about 7pm on Friday.

The New Paper on Sunday visited his wake on Saturday but Madam Peh declined to comment and asked for privacy for the family during this difficult time. Mr Peh is understood to be single.

According to the Chinese evening daily, doctors had informed his sister that under the Human Organ Transplant Act, Mr Peh's liver had to be harvested.

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