Infant Delivered From Brain-Dead Mother

BUDAPEST, Hungary (November 13, 2013) A premature, but healthy baby was delivered after doctors kept the newborns brain-dead mother on life support for three months, the University of Debrecen in Hungary said Wednesday.

Some of the mother's organs including her heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas were donated to four recipients two days after the delivery, officials said.

The mother suffered a stroke when she was 15 weeks pregnant.

The baby was delivered via cesarean section this summer at 27 weeks, weighing 3 pounds, 1.8 ounces.

The university in eastern Hungary said "the child is healthy and developing normally."

It did not give the child's gender or exact birth date.

The baby's relatives declined to go public.

Hungarian laws shield the identity of organ donors and recipients.


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