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Organs of car victim save four

The organs of a 20-year-old Cretan girl who had been on a life-support machine since last week following a car crash were yesterday sent to prospective transplant patients in four different cities. Doctors at an Iraklion hospital, who struggled to keep the student alive over the past few days, informed her parents on Tuesday that there was no hope. The parents agreed to donate their daughter’s organs and doctors began operating early yesterday. The student’s eyes were sent to Iraklion University Hospital, her kidneys to Athens, her liver to Thessaloniki and her lungs to the German city of Hanover. Doctors in Iraklion yesterday praised the student’s parents for having the «greatness of heart, despite their pain, to give life to three people and vision to a fourth.» The accident in which the girl sustained fatal injuries last week also caused the death of a 24-year-old man, who died instantly, and seriously injured another man and a woman who remain in the hospital.