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SEP 05, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Syrian Refugee Donates Wife's Organs To Italy, Saves Three Lives

A Syrian nurse who died after fleeing her war-torn country for Italy saved three lives when her husband donated her organs, The Local in Italy reported. The woman was rescued with her spouse and two sons off the coast of Sicily on Aug. 28. She later passed away, prompting her husband to consent to the donations. Dr. Maurillo Carpinteri, who treated the woman, told La Repubblica in an article translated by The Local that the family's trust was "truly exemplary," given the desperate situation. A 66-year-old man received her liver, and a 60-year-old woman and 41-year-old man received her ... Read More

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