06 Dec '16, 10am

#NTU student who died in Europe freak accident wanted his organs donated

#NTU student who died in Europe freak accident wanted his organs donated

SINGAPORE — A desire to fulfil the last wishes of Justin Tan Honng Tze – a Nanyang Technological University (NTU) undergraduate who died in an accident in Slovakia – was what prompted his family to donate his heart, liver and kidneys to four patients in Slovakia. In a statement issued by NTU on Tuesday (Dec 6) morning, Justin’s father, Mr Mitchel Tan, said a year before his death, his son had told him and his brother that he would “without fail donate his organs upon his passing”. Given the challenges in transporting his son’s organs back to Singapore for donation, Mr Tan decided to just go ahead with the organ donation in Slovakia since the local doctors “can do the transplants immediately”. He said: “I believe that Justin had been (in Slovakia) for a reason.” His family also added: “We know that a part of him continues to live in the bodies of four other people. We hope ...

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