A two-year-old girl died after suffocating on a sweet. This unfortunate incident happened in Rome. The episode happened Saturday afternoon. The child arrived at the hospital in cardiac arrest. The doctors of the Umberto I general hospital were able to revive her and then admit her to pediatric intensive care, but on Tuesday the situation degenerated until her death. The parents decided to donate the organs. The heart and lungs saved three children, the liver was sent to Padua and transplanted into two people and the kidneys were taken to Genoa.

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The death of the child upset her parents, who run a tobacco shop in the area and who have another 6-year-old daughter. The child was rushed to hospital on Saturday afternoon in the area of ​​the Provincial square. It seems like she was in the company of her grandmother when the incident occurred. 

“The parents of the child wanted to authorize the donation of the organs, allowing with this gesture of extraordinary solidarity and altruism to save many human lives. I want to express the most heartfelt condolences to the parents of the child and to thank them for this extraordinary effort that took place in such a moment profound grief”, says regional health councilor Alessio D’Amato. “I thank all the professionals of the Policlinico Umberto I and all the transplant teams from the other hospitals for the great work they have done and that has allowed them to save the lives of so many people”, concludes D’Amato.