Updated: On Tuesday, 27 Feb afternoon, received news from May that the brain test was failed.... meaning that the doctor confirmed if Vanessa's brain already dead... The second test by MOH and independent doctor was done on 27 evening to confirm everything.
After much prayers and petition before God, we all, the friends and relatives, aware that God loves Vanessa more than all of us here...
May and family, Wee Thiang, Zion and Zoe, do be strong and take care yourselves. Hope your mother will be recovered soon and can accept this matter.
On Wednesday, 28 Feb, the body transplant already been done, also the post mortem by police as until now the doctor can not indentify what was the caused of the colapse...
Thursday-Saturday is the wake and the funeral will be conducted on Sunday, 4 March 2007.
Last Thursday, 23 Feb, received a bad news from my good friend, May Leong... that her twin sister was collapse the night before after a very bad headache. The brain was lack of O2 for more than 10 minutes because the ambulance arrived a bit late....After several checked-up done by the doctor, confirmed that her brain dead due to lack of O2....
The doctor quite kind enough to give the family extra another day before done the second checkep up to re-confirm that the brain is really dead. Because now in Singapore there is a new regulation about HOTA (Human Organ Transplant Act), as soon as the doctor confirm that the patient were 'dead' have to inform Ministry of Health, Singapore and MOH will do the second check and if confirm, certain organ have to be removed and donate it to the needy one.
This afternoon, I received a bad news that the test for her was failed, means that the doctor confirmed that Vanessa were brain dead and have to follow the regulations...... have to inform MOH...
Until now, 27 Feb 2007, the results still not CONFIRMED yet... meaning that we still have time and hope that the miracle will happened to Vanessa...
Vanessa..... all of us put our hearts and prayers to God the Almighty One that you will have the power and strong will to live on...... Wee Thiang, Zion and Zoe are waiting for you to go home together......
For May, just take care yourself and hope your mother will recover soon..
Lord, please arrange the best for Vanessa and the family.... The family still need her, but we believe that Your arrangement and plan is always the best.....
Below is the email that I received recently from one milis related to HOTA. For non-muslim Singapore PR and Resident, please take note and think carefully in order to avoid unnecessary heart broken from the family in the future we leave this world..
Teman-teman,(khususnya pemegang PR dan pasangan/ibu dari singaporeans)ada baiknya kita paham bahwa ada HOTA (dan revised HOTA), dimana pemindahan ginjal, liver, jantung dan kornea boleh dilakukan (otomatis, tanpa pertimbangan next of kin) terhadap tubuh yang sudah meninggal dari seorang PR dan singaporeans non muslims berusia 21-60 tahun KECUALI semasa hidup nya yg bersangkutan mengajukan untuk tidak bersedia (opt out melalui pengisian form). Maaf kalau (minimnya kemampuan berbahasa menyebabkan) penyampaian nya membingungkan dan menimbulkan makna lain.
http://www.moh.gov.sg/ memuat lebih jelas semua informasi ttg:
- apa HOTA?
- siapa aja yang termasuk under HOTA? (non muslim usia 21-60 thn)
- bagaimana cara nya jika kita ingin opting out? (isi form)
- apa implikasinya jika kita included / opt out? (lower priority)
- kenapa muslim not included? (fatwa MUIS)- dll
Salam, Evi Oesman
Sedikit informasi ttg HOTA di ambil dari website nya MOH ada di bawah ini:
Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) The Human Organ Transplant Act 1987 allows for the kidneys to be removed in the event of death due to accidents for the purpose of transplantation.
All non-Muslim Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents between the ages of 21 and 60 years are included under HOTA. They will have priority in receiving a cadaveric organ if they need one. However, they can also opt out of HOTA if they do not wish to donate their organs when they die.
On 6 January 2004, the Human Organ Transplant (Amendment) Bill was passed by Parliament to allow more Singaporeans to benefit from cadaveric organs. The amendments to HOTA were: To extend HOTA beyond kidney to also include liver, heart and cornea To extend HOTA beyond deaths due to accidents to all causes of death; and To extend HOTA beyond cadaveric donation to also regulate living donor organ transplantation. The revised HOTA takes effect on 1 July 2004. It is estimated that about 60-80 patients with organ failure will benefit from the additional organs each year.
So........ the option is yours........ think carefully before too late....