Lin Hanwei's younger brother, Lin Dilun had seen an appeal for a kidney for a five-year-old boy in the newspapers. The boy's story moved him so much that he stepped forward to donate one of his kidneys to the stranger, something no one else in Singapore had done before. About two months ago, Hanwei, now 35, decided to follow in his brother's footsteps. He donated part of his liver to Mr Eddie Tan, a 59-year-old man who suffered from an acute Hepatitis B flare causing liver failure. The Lins are also the first family to have two living organ donors. "Some people donate blood, some people donate money, we donated organs. It's a little bit more complicated, but it's the same.", Hanwei said.
Hanwei wants to tell people that organ donation is not as difficult or dangerous as it seems. Conquering this challenge by running 10km for Relay Majulah in Hanwei's opinion, is proof that one can live a full life without any complications after organ donation. Organ donation should be as common as donating money or blood.
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