Lisa Orsi's organs donated after death following volcano trek

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Image caption Lisa Orsi collapsed after taking part in a volcano trek in Indonesia

A young Northern Ireland woman who died after collapsing after a volcano trek in Indonesia has donated nine organs.

Lisa Orsi, from Londonderry, had been on life support since she suffered extreme altitude sickness last month.

The 22-year-old, who had been working as a physiotherapist in Singapore, was pronounced dead early on Friday following extensive transplant surgery.

Her parents Dennis and Sharon were at her bedside at Singapore General Hospital.

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Image caption Lisa Orsi had been working as a physiotherapist in Singapore

"Lisa was a bubbly, caring person whose infectious joy for life endeared her to so many people. We take comfort in their prayers and well-wishes at this time," the couple said.

"Even in this dark hour we can look to take solace from knowing that even in her death, Lisa's generosity has brought new life to others and given them a second chance."

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Image caption Lisa's family thanked people for their support

She had been on holiday in Indonesia, and the couple thanked the medical teams that initially treated Lisa and the hospital staff in Singapore.

"We brought Lisa back to Singapore as it is a place that is so very dear to her heart," they said in a statement to the Press Association.

"She has always spoken of it as a second home and we have been so grateful to receive a homecoming welcome from her Singapore brothers and sisters.

"Lisa has been very fortunate to be surrounded by friends both from her working life and her club-mates from the Singapore Gaelic Lions.

"Gaelic football has been a childhood passion for Lisa and we are overwhelmed by all that her GAA family have done for her."

Tens of thousands of pounds were raised in Derry to help her family with medical costs.

The couple said they were grateful for all the support they had received in the

They said they were making arrangements for her body to be brought home.

"As a family, our next eventual task is to arrange a smooth repatriation," they said.

"Therefore, we would ask that you keep Lisa in your thoughts and prayers, while respecting our space and privacy at this time."

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