Family hopes organ donation saves life after northern Sask. deaths – CBC

Oct 17, 2016

Parents of young girl donate heart valves hoping to save other child’s life

The chief of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band in Saskatchewan says the family of a young girl who took her own life is hoping to save a life by donating her heart valves.

“She was very giving and when the family learned that she wasn’t going to make it, the family wanted to give something back. The mom and dad decided that they would give her heart valves to another child to give life to another child,” said Tammy Cook-Searson.

The young girl from La Ronge, Sask., had been in a coma at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. She died in hospital last Tuesday.

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