Surat: Brain-dead woman helps give a new life to six people
People remain sceptical of organ donations. Let alone in their deaths, not even when they are alive they will pledge to donate their organs. Religious beliefs and lack of family permissions are a few of the reasons that people give when asked about organ donations.
Despite all this, whenever news of people donating organs comes up, it tends to make us restore our faith in humanity. A 54-year-old woman, even in her death, gave a new lease of life to six persons.
In the multiple organ donation that took place on Friday, June 21. This is the first incident where the harvested lungs and heart have been transplanted in a single patient's body.
This is also the second lung donation and the 23rd heart donation taking place in Surat. Apart from that, relatives of the woman also donated her kidneys, liver and eyes.
As per details, the lungs and heart donations was accepted by Fortis Hospital in Mumbai and was transplanted in the body of 25-year-old Rupali Outi, who was in dire need of a transplant.
The organs were transported in only 85 minutes covering a distance of 269 km from Surat's BAPS Pramukh Swami Hospital to Fortis Hospital in Mulund.
The deceased woman was the wife of a social worker. She was bedridden since June 17 after she had complained of persistent headache for a fortnight.
When her condition deteriorated and she fell unconscious, she was taken to BAPS hospital by family members. They were informed that she had suffered brain haemorrhage. She was declared dead by the hospital on June 20
Her shattered family members and relatives gave their nod for organ donations as they wanted her organs to give new life to the needy. The whole process was facilitated by NGO Donate Life.
The NGO stated:
'The combined transplantation of lung and heart was made possible on one patient in Fortis Hospital Mulund Mumbai.
While two kidneys were transplanted in IKDRC Ahmedabad and Corneas were donated to Lokdrashti Chaksu Bank.
We pay tribute to the organ donor family who took a decision for Organ donation of their loving family member
We are very much thankful to BAPS Pramukh Swami Hospital & Other Hospitals, All Doctors of Surat, Fortis Hospital Mulund, Mumbai, IKDRC Ahmedabad,SOTTO Gujarat, ROTTO Mumbai, Surat City Police, Surat Municipal Corporation, Surat Collector, Surat Airport Authority, Press-Media and Volunteers of Donate Life for their freehearted support in this noble cause of life saving mission.
Once again we salute the family members for taking their decision for organ donation.'