Newborn Teddy Houlston, who died 100 minutes after his birth, became Britain’s youngest ever organ donor after his kidneys and heart valves were used to save a man’s life.
The newborn died on April 22, 2014, but news of his miraculous organ donation only came to light this week.
Houlston’s mother, Jess Evans, was 12 weeks pregnant when she learned that one of her unborn twins had a fatal abnormality. The baby was suffering from anencephaly, a serious birth defect which prevents part of the brain and skull from developing. Evans, 28, and her financé Mike Houlston, 30, from Cardiff, Wales, were offered the option of an abortion, but decided against it, according to BBC news. Teddy was born soon after his twin brother Noah and lived for less than two hours. Doctors at the University Hospital of Wales performed the surgery to remove his organs three minutes after he died.
His kidneys saved the life of a man with renal failure.An adult kidney is about twice the size of a newborn. The newborn’s kidney will function well and grow within the host as long as the blood and antigens match.
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