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Accident victim’s organs donated

THE PARENTS of Giorgos Alambritis, 19, who died yesterday after sustaining head injuries in a motorcycle accident last Thursday have given their consent for his organs to be donated to help save the lives of others.

The teen’s liver, kidneys, lungs and heart will be donated. A group of specialists from the Onassis Centre of Cardiovascular Surgery in Athens yesterday received Alambritis’ heart for a transplant patient in Greece.

Alambritis had been on a motorbike driven by his friend Giorgos Filiastides, who lost control of the bike and hit a wall on Markos Drakos street in Larnaca after 11pm last Thursday. Filiastides died instantly. Neither of the two was wearing a crash helmet.

The 19-year-old’s funeral will be held today at 4.30pm at the Ayios Fanourios church in Aradippou. The family asks instead of wreaths, donations be made for the construction of the cultural centre of Ayios Fanourios.

The municipal council of Aradippou expressed its condolences for the untimely death of Alambritis, who was the son of the municipal councilor Mathew Alambritis and Andry Alambriti, the assistant to the headmistress at an elementary school. The municipality announced a three-day mourning period. All planned events in Aradippou will be suspended for 40 days, a flag will be flown at half-mast on all municipal building for three days and Aradippou municipality will be closed today from 12 noon until 3pm.

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