“Carry on with her life”: A grieving father in China donates the organs of his only daughter who was killed in an accident a week before training, saving the lives of 5 people

“Carry on with her life”: A grieving father in China donates the organs of his only daughter who was killed in an accident a week before training, saving the lives of 5 people

A single father in China who donated his only daughter’s organs to save the lives of five people after she died in a car accident has sparked a lot of interest online.

Deng Xingyan, 20, a third-year student from Liuzhou Vocational and Technical College, in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was involved in a traffic accident on October 27, a week before she was to start a new chapter in her life as a trainee.

Doctors declared her brain dead after desperate rescue measures. Her father, Deng Lianfu, who rushed to the hospital upon hearing the news, decided to donate her organs.

The single father lost his wife and eldest son in another accident years ago, and lives with his mother and only daughter. He said that Xingyan was a very thoughtful young woman.

Ding Lianfu, who was wearing a blue shirt, said his daughter was “kind, lively and wonderful” and always wanted to help others. Photo: Weibo

An architecture student once told him that she wanted to design a warm home for her family after graduation.

The grieving father bid farewell to his daughter on November 5, before her heart, liver, lungs and kidneys went to five patients.

Ding told the mainland’s Dami Video media channel that they received financial donations from many people to save his daughter’s life after the accident, and he wanted to return the favor.

He said Xingyan had been “kind, lively and adorable” since she was young, and was always willing to help others.

He expressed his hope that the people who received the organ donations would live well and “continue his daughter’s life.”

“What a great father, he still has such great love after losing three close family members,” one online observer said on Weibo.

Another said: “I hope the people who get her organs will cherish their lives and experience the beauty of the world with her.”

A third said: “His girl will be with him in another form.”

According to China Daily, the organ donation rate on the mainland was 3.98 per million people, half the rate in Hong Kong and well below the international level.

Tragic Ding Xingyan was only 20 years old when her life was cut short in a traffic accident. Photo: Weibo

As of November 2023, 46,700 mainlanders have donated their organs. Another 6.5 million people have registered to donate.

China is developing an “ethical and sustainable organ donation system,” Wang Haibo of the China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee told Xinhua in 2017.

It has adopted several measures since 2010, including launching an organ donation system in 2010. The country stopped using executed prisoners as a source of organs in 2015.

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