Guangzhou 17-Year-Old Girl Brain Dead After Car Accident, Parents Donate Her Organs
November 22, 4:10pm, 17-year-old Wu Huajing of Yingde in Guangdong province was rolled into an operating room, where the medical devices attached to her were removed one by one, relying only on an artificial oxygenator to maintain her basic internal organs’ functions, as her heart stopped beating. At 9:30pm, Vice-Minister of Health Huang Jiefu and the other doctors to perform the organ transplant surgery circled around the body of the girl, lowering their heads to pay a silent tribute to the youth who has faded away [pictured above]. Wu Huajing, who is studying Nursing, was a victim of a car accident on November 9, and was confirmed to be brain dead after over ten days of deep coma. After her father Wu Wenrui learned about his daughter’s wish, he reached a consensus with rest of the family, and agreed to donate her organs to people in need. Wu Wenrui says: “My child is gone, but life goes on.”
A car accident late at night on November 9th left 17-year-old Yingde girl Wu Huajing completely unable to breath on her own and her life in grave danger. After over ten days in a deep coma, a short-term cardiac arrest gave her father the idea of donating her organs, and he signed and confirmed this on the afternoon of November 20, fulfilling his daughter’s wish for her. November 21 afternoon, Guangzhou Military Guangzhou Central Hospital sent a designated ambulance for Huajing. This picture is of Wu Huajing and her family members departing in the rain.
The mother holding a souvenir photo Wu Huajing took during a trip. 17-year-old Wu Huajing was a vocational student at Shaoguan School of Medicine. Late at night on November 9, while heading home as a passenger on her friend’s motorcycle, an agricultural vehicle crashed into them at Yingde Bridge, sending them flying. Through diagnosis, the accident caused 17 severe injuries on her body, including severe brain damage. Ever since the surgery, Huajing has exhibited no neurological reactions or consciousness. November 20 afternoon at 4, multiple Guangzhou neurosurgery experts conducted evaluations to determine brain death according to regulations, and confirmed that Huajing was brain dead.
17-year-old Wu Huajing lying in the Yingde People’s Hospital ICU ward. Because she was studying Nursing, Wu Huajing has long had the idea of donating her organs to people in need after dying of old age or suffering an accident.
In the Yingde People’s hospital ICU ward, the parents quietly look at Wu Huajing lying on the bed. After Huajing’s father Wu Wenrui learned about his daughter’s desire [to donate her organs], he reached a consensus with rest of the family. “The doctors tell me that my child’s organs can save the lives of many other children. I’ve experienced deeply the pain of losing a child and loved one. I hope other families (after receiving Huajing’s organs) can be spared such agony.”
Medical personnel preparing for the hospital transfer.
Medical personnel rolling Wu Huajing towards the operating room. Right outside the elevator, Wu Huajing’s mother said goodbye to her daughter in tears.
Coming out of the hospital ward, Wu Huajing’s parents were a little emotional, leaning against the wall crying. The father, Wu Wenrui, said he felt a little regret, regretting that he didn’t agree to donate her daughter’s organs a few days earlier, otherwise even more people could have been saved.
Wu Huajing’s cousin, after seeing Huajing for the very last time, broke down, crouched on the floor sobbing.
In the Yingde People’s Hospital ICU ward, Wu Huajing’s mother would cover her face and cry from time to time. According to Guangzhou Military Guangzhou Central Hospital Organ Obtaining Organization doctor Li Peng, after a group consultation for Huajing, and when her brain death was confirmed, her family signed on the Organ Donating Agreement and agreed to donate all of Huajing’s usable organs.
When medical personnel rolled Wu Huajing out of the ICU ward, her family was in deep sorrow. November 22, the hospital again reexamined her brain death. If her family agrees, Huajing’s heart, kidneys, liver, and other organs could all be used for transplants.
Medical personnel rolling Wu Huajing towards the ambulance to be transferred to another hospital.
Huajing’s mother Zhang Qiaoling holding her daughter’s photo, crying silently. The girl in the photo was all smiles, her face pretty. “She always loved to smile. Whenever she saw familiar adults or children, she was always smiling like this.”
Comments from NetEase:
Rest in peace. May everyone who is alive be safe and sound.
A good person, I’m just afraid of [her organs] being used for profit by the [hospital/government] leaders. For each ding, a leader dies.
Hope [her organs] won’t find their way to the black market! And actually helps those people in need! Just as the mother of the deceased said! To help similar families who have suffered a tragedy!
yangshijin0518 [网易山东省日照市网友]: (responding to above)
I’ll never donate! Organ transplant receivers in China are either rich or powerful, and these rich and powerful people are all bad people.
Touched. Girl, rest in peace. I hope the parents will earnestly follow where the organs go, and prevent them from being used by bad people, otherwise it would be letting your daughter down.
Comments from QQ:
This can also be a splendid life, rest in peace, girl.
腾讯网友 唯 一:
Jing, hello, seeing this news report, my heart is filled with emotion. Heaven is where you belong, whether it is now from dying of an accident or later from old age. Though you’re gone, your spirit remains, and we will remember you forever. A poor kid, yet a lovely kid, how could I not love you? You’re parents are also inspiring, and I admire them as well. I’ll cut it short, rest in peace, may you live happily in heaven, and that you parents also have a better life here as well.
She can donate for free, but can the hospital perform the transplant for free!??? Nobody knows!
To see their own daughter still breathing and with a heartbeat yet being informed that her brain is dead, to see with their own eyes their “living” daughter being pushed into the operating room to have her organs plucked out, the pain of that moment is simply too cruel to her parents and loved ones.
Girl, you’re the most beautiful person in the world, may you have happiness in heaven!
I think the country or the people who receive donated organs should pay the family of the donor suitable compensation. After all, those who are alive must go on living, so we should look at this issue rationally and realistically.
The girl’s desire is touching, her parents’ righteousness admirable!
Those donated organs will be sold at high prices, and only rich people can afford them!
A 17-year-old girl having such a big heart is indeed admirable, and her parents are especially even even more touching. Huajing, rest in peace, you’ll live in people’s hearts forever!
A deep bow to you as well as your enlightened parents. Rest in peace, girl!