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See the Beautiful Schoolgirl Who Saved 8 People by Donating Her Organs Before She Died.

          
A schoolgirl organ donor has saved a record eight people’s lives after dying aged just 13.
 
Jemima Layzell was killed by a brain haemorrhage only days after telling her parents she wished to donate.
 
Officials have now confirmed she is the only UK donor whose organs have been transplanted into eight different people.
 
A typical donation usually results in 2.6 transplants.
 
Her parents’ brave decision helped save the lives of five children and three adults. And Jemima’s eye tissue has helped restore the sight of two other people.
 
After checking their records, NHS Blood and Transplant confirmed it is the highest number on record.
 
The youngster, from Horton in Somerset, was a pupil at Taunton School.
 
She died in March 2012 at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children four days after she collapsed as her family prepared a party for her mother’s 38th birthday.
 
Mum, Sophy Layzell, a drama tutor, said: “Everyone wants their child to be special and unique and this among other things makes us very proud.

“We had no idea Jemima was the only person whose organs were transplanted into eight different people until NHS Blood and Transplant told us.

“We knew Jemima was willing to be a donor following a conversation about it a couple of weeks before her unexpected death.
 
“The conversation was prompted by the death of someone we knew in a crash.

“Jemima had never heard of organ donation before but totally understood the importance of it.

“We found the decision to donate Jemima’s organs hard but we both felt it was right and we knew she was in favour of donation.”
 
Jemima’s father, Harvey Layzell, 49, the managing director of a building firm, was initially unsure about donating her heart.
 
But after watching a documentary on children awaiting heart transplants at Great Ormond Street Hospital it confirmed they had done the right thing.
 
Mrs Layzell said: “It affirmed for us that saying ‘no’ would have been denying eight other people the chance for life.

“We feel it’s very important for families to talk about organ donation. Every parent’s instinct is to say no, as we are programmed to protect our child. It’s only with prior knowledge of Jemima’s agreement that we were able to say yes.
 
“Jemima was lovely - clever, funny, compassionate and creative - and we feel sure she would be very proud of her legacy.”
 
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