5 transplants performed using organs from hornet sting boy

Doctors have performed a total of five transplants using organs donated by a 9-year-old German boy who died after being stung by a hornet in northern Italy on Monday evening.

Three of the transplants, involving the boy's liver and two kidneys, were performed at Molinette hospital in Turin.

His heart was instead transplanted into a child patient in Bologna and his lungs into a child patient in Padua.

The boy died of anaphylactic shock after being stung in the neck by the hornet during a farmhouse holiday with his family in Costa Vescovato in the province of Alessandria.

Source: Ansa News Agency (ANA)