30 Jul '15, 5am

18-year-old M’sian student passes away suddenly in S’pore, donates organs to 5 recipients

18-year-old M’sian student passes away suddenly in S’pore, donates organs to 5 recipients

Carmen Mark, 18, (pictured above right, with her parents), fell into a three-week coma and died on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The Malaysian was a nursing student who first came to Singapore in April to study at Nanyang Polytechnic under a nursing scholarship from the National Heart Centre. After her death and at her request, her organs were donated to five recipients in Singapore. What happened: On July 3, 2015, Carmen collapsed suddenly while having lunch in school and was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. An only child, her parents, mother Ariess Tan, 41, and father Mark Kok Wah, 44, rushed down from Penang to be with her. Doctors discovered that she was suffering from an arterial rupture in her brain. Known as arteriovenous malformation (AVM), it is an abnormal tangle of thin-walled blood vessels in the brain. Carmen was largely unconscious during the first 10 days in inten...

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