UK's youngest lung donor saves TWO lives after dying aged just 41 days as heartbroken parents reveal 'pride'

MIRROR | Sally Wardle

Theodore Omondi saved two lives by becoming Britain's youngest organ donor when he died aged 41 days (Photo: PA
The UK's youngest lung donor has saved the lives of two people after donating his organs when he died at just 41 days old.

The parents of Theodore Omondi, known as Theo, have spoken of their pride after their son's "incredible gift" to a five-month-old girl and a young adult.

Tiny Theo died after a sudden illness earlier this year.

But his lungs went on to save Imogen Bolton, who become Britain's youngest double lung transplant patient in a seven-hour operation at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital .

His two kidneys were donated to a young adult, who has not been named.

Imogen had been diagnosed with the rare illness Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia (ACD), meaning her lungs had not properly formed, but the transplant was a success and she is recovering well at home.

Theo's parents, who did not wish to be identified, said the donation had been a "once-in-a-lifetime chance meeting of two little people bravely and and beautifully fighting for life". Continue reading