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'I'd want someone to help if the girl were my child,' says liver donor

Published on Mar 11, 2014 1:25 PM

His wife thought he was joking and his children said he was crazy, but this did not deter Mr Chow Wei Lin, 48, from donating part of his liver to a little girl he has never even met.

Explaining his decision this morning, Mr Chow, a technician supervisor at a factory that makes wall partitions and other construction material, said: "If it had been my children who needed the liver and neither my wife nor I could donate, I would wish for someone to come forward to help."

When he told his family his reason for doing so, they swung solidly behind him in support, although they still worried that something might go wrong.

His wife, Madam Wong Yoke Peng, 44, a housewife, said: "He asked the children, if it was you in need, won't you want others to help? They had no response."

Mr Chow Wei Lin donated part of his liver to a 10-year-old girl he has never even met. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN  
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