Posted by: Gurindam Jiwa | Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Siti Salmah Dies Today

Another sad news. Some people make it. Some people don’t. We do our best, but Allah controls everything. May be Allah wants her suffering to really end. She already traded her lungs and heart. Then she had to trade her legs, too. He knows better. We just have to do our best. We then just have to accept the results. We pray that He gives her a peaceful transition and a heavenly end.


Bernama release the news only at 2:05pm.

November 27, 2007 14:05 PM

Double Organ Transplant Recipient Siti Salmah Dies

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 (Bernama) — Siti Salmah Jasni, the country’s first double organ transplant recipient who underwent a heart and lung transplant on Nov 2, died at the National Heart Institute (IJN) here Tuesday.

Siti Salmah, 18, died at 5.40am in the Intensive Care Unit, an IJN spokesman said.

Her family has taken her body to Kulai, Johor, for burial, he told Bernama.

Siti Salmah, who suffered from pulmonary hypertension since five years ago, received a donor heart and lungs after a family of a woman, who was killed in an accident in Kedah, agreed to donate the vital organs.

After the transplants performed by a team of IJN specialists, Siti Salmah was reported to have shown positive progress from day to day.

Doctors removed the respiratory tube yesterday but had to place her on the life-support system again in the evening as the transplanted organs could not function on their own.

Siti Salmah’s condition became critical and her blood pressure started to drop sharply before she breathed last.


The Star release the news at 3:40pm.

Tuesday November 27, 2007
MYT 3:40:25 PM

Double transplant girl dies

PETALING JAYA: Some 25 days after receiving a new heart and set of lungs simultaneously, Malaysia’s first double transplant patient Siti Salmah Jasni died Tuesday morning. She was 18.

In a statement, the National Heart Institute (IJN) said that Siti Salmah died at 5.40am due to severe septicaemia.

“Her family members were with her throughout the night till her demise this morning,” the statement said.

“Throughout the 25 days of her stay in ICU, Siti Salmah showed great courage and strength whilst undergoing treatment and rehabilitation.”

The statement said there was no evidence that Siti Salmah had rejected her new heart and lungs after the transplant.

“However, she succumbed to septicaemia due to severe infection.”

The 18-year-old got both her organs from the same donor – a 24-year-old woman from Alor Star who died after being hit by a motorcycle on Nov 2.

Siti Salmah suffered from pulmonary hypertension and had been registered as an organ recipient since 2005.

She had been receiving treatment from the Institute of Respiratory Medicine in Kuala Lumpur.

Prayers and do’a to the family.

انّا للہ و انّا الیہی رجیعون



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