The ultimate sacrifice: Doctors form guard of honour for baby girl as she is taken into theatre so her organs can be donated to other children after being declared brain dead at Mexican hospital
- Doctors formed a guard of honour for Alondra Torres Arias in Monterrey, Mexico
- They paid tribute to the girl whose organs were to be donated to other children
- Alondra, aged one year and seven months, became brain dead from pneumonia
- Her parents decided to donate her kidneys and liver for those in need
This is the touching moment doctors form a guard of honour for a baby girl’s journey to the operating theatre for her organs to be donated after suffering brain death.
Alondra Torres Arias, from Monterrey, Mexico, succumbed to pneumonia aged just one year and seven months.
Her parents decided to donate her kidneys and liver to other children.
The doctors and nurses who attended the girl said goodbye to her in a moving tribute.
Alondra Torres Arias, aged one year and seven months, is wheeled down the corridor through a guard of honour at the hospital in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
The video shows them standing next to each other along a corridor waiting for Alondra’s to pass on a hospital bed.
Alondra Torres Arias, aged one year and seven months, suffered brain death after a battle with pneumonia
When the bed approaches the staff clasp their hands in a praying position and look down to show respect for the parents and their child.
Many of them said ‘thank you’ as the girl, who was kept alive by an artificial respirator, was wheeled to the operating room.
Alondra’s mother Jenni Barraza shared a message on social media saying goodbye to her daughter as she died after the surgery.
As well as thanking the people that gave her support in the difficult moments, she wrote: ‘She probably left days before, I talked to her and kissed her until the last minute.’
She spoke of being overwhelmed by the long corridor full of doctors and nurses as she walked out of the elevator with her husband.
Ms Barraza said: ‘All in silence, all with hands together in sign of appreciation, all visibly moved, we turned and there were still more people.
‘I never walked more proudly and with my head high. We got to the operating room and we said goodbye to my beautiful girl.’
The doctors and nurses who had cared for Alondra clasp their hands together in prayer as she is taken to the operating room
Alondra is wheeled through the door to the operating theatre to have her organs removed before her death
She said she was consoled by knowing she had saved three children with Alondra’s organs, adding that her daughter’s death was not in vain.
Netizen ‘Nena Barrera’ commented: ‘What strength the mother and her family have, God bless them always, the sky has one more angel.’
And ‘Patito Flores’ added: ‘God bless you, I have no words.’