An organ donation was made by the parents of a nine-year-old boy in Surat after the boy’s serious head injuries due to fall last week was declared brain dead. Through organ donation, they contributed to the survival of six people.
Nayan Antara, a diamond polisher at a factory in Surat, recently took a quick getaway. While playing on the first floor of a farmhouse on April 19, his son Arav fell and suffered serious head injuries. Aarav, a fourth-grade student, was taken urgently to the Vatsalya Hospital for care.
On Saturday, Dr. Maulik Patel, a neurosurgeon, and cardiologists Dr. Ritesh Vekarya and Dr. Chatur Dobariya, and Dr. Denis Patel, declared him brain dead. As Dr Dobariya contacted NGO Donate Life, the counselors reached out to the family and explained the importance of organ donation.
With the family’s consent, the organs were donated. A green corridor was created with the help of police and the organs were transported to different sites, the non-profit said.
Donate Life chief Nirav Mandlewala said, “The liver was sent to KD Hospital in Ahmedabad, which was transplanted to a patient. Kidneys were sent to the IKDRC hospital in Ahmedabad, which was transplanted to two minor patients. Eyes were donated to Lokdrashti Chakshu bank in Surat at Varachha, while lungs were sent to Chennai, and transplanted to a patient of Vadodara.”
“Our organisation has been, to date, linked to the donation of 1,117 organs. Our youngest organ donor patient was a 2-year-old boy,” he further added.