MIRI: The Sarawak authorities have paid tribute to an organ donor who saved the lives of five people, even though he himself died in a tragic accident.
Mark Macallister, 20, was in a coma at the Miri Hospital in March this year following an accident. But despite dying 10 days later, parts of his body have helped five different people.
On Saturday, the Sarawak government and Miri Hospital paid public tribute to the late Mark during the launch of the Organ Donation Street Campaign here.
Sarawak Assistant Minister for Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin when launching the campaign said the selfless actions of people like Mark gave hope to those people suffering from critical illnesses.
"We also thank Mark's parents for their readiness in giving permission to take the vital organs from him after his death.
"Their example serves as inspiration for us all to also be generous enough to donate our organs," he said.
Mark fell into a coma after his motorcycle collided with a truck along a road in the city in March.
"We were by his side day and night for 10 days and we prayed very hard for him but when he was confirmed dead we knew we must fulfil his wish to donate his organs,” his father, Simon Dawit said.
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