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Emergency Transplant Surgery Saves Schoolgirl’s Life

by Kathy Jones on January 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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 Emergency Transplant Surgery Saves Schoolgirl’s Life

A 12-year old school girl's life was saved with an emergency heart transplant surgery thanks to a quick thinking teacher who massaged her heart until an ambulance arrived.

Jasmine Page of Windsor High School suffers from Kawaski Disease, causing giant aneurysms in both her heart arteries, but her condition was kept under control with medicines.

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However she collapsed during school and her teacher immediately started to massage her heart along with the school's first aid team until the ambulance arrived.

After her condition deteriorated, she was taken to the Birmingham Children's Hospital where she became the first patient receive a heart transplant.
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Her father, Andy Page, expressed his relief at the transplant and said that he will now make sure that each and every member of his family now carries a donor card.

"I am so grateful to the donor's family. If they don't already, I'll make sure all our family carry donor cards. There is elation that my daughter's going to get a new lease of life and I don't know who the donor was but I feel for their family's loss", he said.


Source: Medindia
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