Western Sydney man hailed as first foreign organ donor in Chinese city

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Phillip Hancock is the first foreigner to donate his organs in the Chinese city of Chongqing.Photo: Facebook
A western Sydney man has changed five lives for the better, after becoming the first foreign organ donor in a major southwestern Chinese city.

Doctors and medical staff bowed deeply at the bed of Emu Heights man Phillip Hancock last month, when he donated his two corneas, both kidneys and his liver to five people in Chongqing.

The 26-year-old died in a city hospital on May 9, following complications related to diabetes.

Mr Hancock had long advocated for organ donation and so at the time of his death, his parents made enquiries to fulfil his wish.

"He said, if I've got the opportunity and I'm ever in this situation, then let them take what they can," his father Peter Hancock told Seven News.

"Just helping another person was mainly what he was all about."

Mr Hancock had lived in the city of some 30 million people for the past few years, working as an English teacher at Chongqing's Xinan University. Continue reading

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