Turkish hero organ donor to be remembered with memorial forest

Trees in Turkey

Trees in Turkey

Plans have been announced for a memorial forest to be created in Turkey to remember organ donor Nil Buket Gulergin who died in Izmir in January in a traffic incident.

Gulergin was only 19 at the time of the accident; she had been treated for two weeks in a hospital where she was officially declared brain dead. Gulergin’s parents took the brave decision to donate her organs which has helped save the lives of seven people.

A social media campaign launched on March 15th by Gulergin’s friends for donations to purchase and plant tree’s in a forest in her memory has been widespread and aims to collect 10,000 saplings by May 15th.

The message of the campaign reads: “She gave life to others, and we will keep her alive with this forest.”


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