Mar 29, 08 1:31pm
Malaysian doctor Dr Tan Bee Hooi, 37 who died in Paris on Wednesday following surgery, has done Malaysians proud by donating her organs to patients in France and other European countries.
Tan was an anaesthetist with the Penang Hospital.
"She was truly a remarkable woman. Even in death, she has given life to others," Malaysian Ambassador to France S Thanarajasingam said of Tan, who had succumbed to complications arising from surgeries related to arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in her brain.
In a statement issued to Bernama in Kuala Lumpur today, the Malaysian Embassy in Paris said Dr Tan's father, Datuk Tan Gin Soon, believed that her daughter would have wanted him to donate her organs, given her "deep and abiding interest" to serve fellow human beings.
Died from complications
Her family has donated her organs, including her corneas, heart, kidneys and liver, to patients in France and other countries of Europe.
The statement said Dr Tan had undergone treatment at the Fondation Rothschild, under the care of Professor Jacques Moret, a world-renowned interventional neuro-radiologist.
It said the complicated procedure of the embolization of the AVM on March 11 went well but Dr Tan's condition took a turn for the worse and she died on Wednesday due to complications from the follow-up surgeries.
Dr Tan's remains will be flown from Paris to Penang today.
I am so sad to hear this piece of news.
I have also read all the accounts posted in Chev's Facebook leading to the unfortunate event.