It must have not been easy for the parents to let their 8-year-old daughter’s corpse slit and fetch the remains out of it as what this family did was commendable. An eight-year-old resident of Churchgate, south Bombay was admitted to Lilavati hospital in Bandra on 27th of February after a stroke due to a brain aneurysm. It is a state in which a wall of blood vessel bulges out leading to an irregular supply of blood. It is a rare case amongst children, as being studied by the doctors.
Despite the rigorous efforts by the doctors for almost a week she was declared brain dead on Monday at around 6.30 pm. Even before they could come out of the trauma of losing their daughter, they decided to donate her organs for the social cause.
“Her parents consented to donate all the major organs once they were confident of the distribution system,” said Dr. Sitaram Gawde, a staff from Lilavati hospital as being reported by the India Times.
The minor contributed to saving 4 lives, sacrificing her own. A 10-year-old got her heart in the Fortis hospital, Mulund. The liver was sent to the Jaslok hospital for a 32-year-old man the kidneys were transplanted 16-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy. The family has also agreed for extraction of the cornea which was being sent to the Roshni Eye Bank.
Brain dead is a condition where a person’s brain is no more capable of functioning and is a suitable condition to transplant the organs. But when your child lay on a deathbed, it is way too hard for the parents to even think about organ donation. Being practical at that moment is not everybody’s cup of tea and what her parents did deserve appreciations way beyond the words.