November 11, 2022 10:48
The parents of a victim of the Halloween stampede in Itaewon who died later in hospital have decided to donate his organs.
The victim, a soldier, was seriously injured in the crowd crush and hospitalized at Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital. But he never woke up from a coma and was declared brain dead on Wednesday.
The parents decided to donate his organs the same day. A staffer at the Korea Organ Donation Agency said, "Organ donation becomes possible once a person is declared brain dead" and up to nine patients can benefit from the various organs.
The young man's death brings the total number of fatalities to 157.
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