Natasha Richardson's Organs to be Donated

March 25, 2009 By:
Natasha Richardson's Organs to be Donated

Following the tragic news of Natasha Richardson's death, her family has decided to donate her organs to waiting transplant patients.

Richardson was left brain-dead after she took a fall while skiing last week, but her organs were perfectly healthy. And now Liam Neeson, her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, and other members of the family agreed that Natasha's organs should be donated.

"Doctors spent six hours harvesting all her organs," a source told the New York Post.

"Some patient is going to wake up in the recovery room and start reciting Shakespeare." A family spokesman said, "We have no information on that."

It's great that the family would turn their tragedy into someone else's joy. There are so many deserving people who have probably been on a transplant waiting list forever, and this could be Natasha's last gift.