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Brain-Dead Hungarian Woman Gives Birth to Baby

Update Date: Nov 13, 2013 01:33 PM EST
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A brain-dead Hungarian woman has given birth to a premature but healthy baby, according to news reports. (Photo : Jorge Cabrera/Reuters)

A brain-dead Hungarian woman has given birth to a premature but healthy baby, according to news reports.

Doctors at a university hospital in Hungary said Wednesday that the baby was delivered after doctors kept the child's mother on life support for three months, according to Associated Press.

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The mother's heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas were donated to four recipients two days after her baby's birth.

The woman had suffered a stroke when she was 15 weeks pregnancy and the baby was delivered by cesarean section this summer at 27 weeks, weighing three pounds and 1.8 ounces.

The University of Debrecen in eastern Hungary told reporters "the child is healthy and developing normally." However, the hospital did not disclose the child's gender or birth date.

According to the Associated Press, the child's family has declined to go public, and laws in Hungary protect the identity of organ donors and recipients.

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