Good Samaritan willing to carry on as organ donor

A young Malaysian, who donated part of her liver to a stranger, is willing to continue donating her organs if she is fit to do so, Guang Ming Daily reported.

Lai Mei Yi, 27, from Ipoh, made headlines in local Chinese dailies in February for donating 60 per cent of her liver to a 16-year-old Malacca boy, who was diagnosed with end-stage Caroli disease.

Recalling the first time she read about the plight of Teng Cyun Shen, Lai said she quickly made a call to Singapore's National University Hospital to express her intention to help.

"I felt really sad to see the photo of a boy lying restlessly on the bed," she said.

When Lai was told that she was fit for the organ donation. Her family members, who had initially been worried, supported her decision.

"I was smiling through the entire process as I had saved a life. I was confident that the operation would not kill me as I did not think that God would be so cruel to me," she said.

To Lai, the post-operation scar on her body is the most beautiful "tattoo".

Teng, who was discharged from the hospital last month, is now recuperating in Singapore.