Dead Pakistani teenager’s liver transplanted

August 13th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) The liver of a dead Pakistani teenager, who had pledged to donate his organ, was successfully transplanted in Lahore city.

The cadaveric liver transplant was carried out at the Shaikh Zayed Hospital Friday, Dawn reported.

The cadaveric liver was donated by Mohammad Arsalan, a 16-year-old class 10 student who had met with a road accident.

Arsalan was admitted to the hospital three days ago with multiple injuries. He died of his wounds Thursday night.

Arsalan’s father Naveed Anjum said his son had pledged to donate his liver.

The transplant took 12 hours to complete and the recipient was a 40-year-old man from Sialkot.

It was the fourth cadaveric liver transplant in Pakistan.

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