Young organ donor saves five lives after sudden and unexplained death video

Yahel Neuman, second from left, with friends in 2014
STUFF NZ | Jonathan Carson

In death, Yahel Neuman saved the lives of five people.

The 22-year-old's parents, Tami and Isaac Neuman, donated her heart, lungs, liver and kidneys to five recipients before switching off her life support in Wellington Hospital on Tuesday.

It was what Yahel wanted. She had often spoken about organ donation with friends, and lived for helping others and animals, her mother said.

On Wednesday, her parents, from Wakefield, were told that all five organ transplants were successful.So she saved five people," Tami said.

Yahel attended Nayland College in Nelson before moving to Wellington in 2013 to study commerce at Victoria University.

On Saturday night, July 30, she had gone out with friends before returning to her Wellington flat.

A friend left her the following morning, about 9.20am, and Yahel sent her last text message about 9.30am.

About 10.15am, Yahel's boyfriend, who had come to take her out to buy her a ring, found her "blue" and unresponsive in her bedroom. Continue reading

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