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First Greek Baby Heart Donation Saves Italian Girl

An unfortunate 8-month-old baby died on Sept. 26 in the Intensive Care Unit of Aghia Sophia Hospital in Athens, but through their sadness, the infant’s parents accepted the advice of doctors and donated its organs, leading to a life-saving heart transplant operation for a 17-month old baby in Milan, Italy.
The doctors contacted the National Transplants Organization in Greece (EOM) to find out the success percentages of receiving organs from such a young donor. EOM on its part contacted the respective European organizations to begin the donation process.
A match was found with the Italian baby who needed a near-immediate transplant to survive, and received it with the Greek baby’s heart.  The operation was successfully coordinated by the Greek and Italian doctors and a private jet flight took the precious transplant to Milan, where the little girl got a second chance at life.

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