Supplied image obtained Wednesday, Sept 3, 2014 of Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei. Mr Kehazaei who is in hospital in Brisbane has been declared brain dead and is likely to have his life support turned off, refugee advocates claim.
Supplied image obtained Wednesday, Sept 3, 2014 of Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei. Mr Kehazaei who is in hospital in Brisbane has been declared brain dead and is likely to have his life support turned off, refugee advocates claim. AAP Image - Refugee Action Coalition

Asylum seeker's organ donation wish blocked by illness

IRANIAN asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei, who died in a Brisbane hospital on Friday, will not have his organs donated, due to the illness he suffered leading up to his death.

Mr Kehazaei, 24, had been declared brain-dead at the Mater Hospital following the former Manus Island detainee's transfer from the Pacific International Private Hospital in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

He had been on life support for a week prior to his death on Friday night.

Mr Kehazaei's family had requested his organs be donated once his life support system had been switched off, but doctors were unable to carry out that wish due to his septicaemia.

A Mater Hospital spokeswoman said she was unable to comment as Mr Kehazaei's death was now a matter for the coroner.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au


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