Organ donors 'live on' in other people's bodies when they die: Advocate

PETALING JAYA - Death marks the end of the road for many, but organ donors choose to give life to others through their donations, said Voice of Women president Chew Hoong Ling.

"To me, it is the moment after death that is very important. If you donate your organs, they live on in other people's bodies," said the passionate advocate of organ donation, urging people to step forward and make a difference.

Chew, who donated 60 per cent of her liver to a child three years ago, said Malaysia was still woefully lacking sufficient organ donors, leading to human organ trading syndicates and a rise in human trafficking.

She lauded the decisions of deceased cancer patients Lim Kian, 67, and Low Siew Yeok, 47, who had pledged their bodies to science in order to help doctors save other patients.

Lim and Low, dubbed the "Silent Mentors", were Malaysia's first pair of donated cadavers.

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