New Delhi: In its first case of organ donation, the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre has been able to motivate the family of a brain dead patient to make a difference in other lives even in loss. ISIC joining the organ donation movement is bound to make a huge difference in cadaver donation in the country.
The family finally showed largeness of heart and agreed. Due to the donation of the kidneys from the patient at ISIC, lives of two other patients, one at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and the other at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, were saved.
The lives of many patients are hanging on the strings of hope that someone will be ready to donate their organs so that they can live a complete life. Hospitals and healthcare facilities have a major role in spreading awareness and education on organ donation and convincing families and patients to partake in the noble cause.
Indian Spinal Injuries Centre has been successful in donating organ from a brain dead patient in collaboration with Organ Donation Network Team, Government of Delhi & NCR.
Dr. A. K. Sahani, HOD, Department of Neurology, said, ‘At the outset, we pay our deep condolences and heartfelt gratitude to the patient’s relatives for their noble endeavour and pray for the departed soul to rest in peace. As a responsible healthcare provider, it will be one our one of the focus areas to engage more people for the noble cause of organ donation. Of all organs, over 2 lakh people in India await kidney transplant; today the large heartedness of one of our patients’ family has saved two of these lives. This is the first organ donation managed by ISIC, and we aim to work more compassionately and passionately to further the cause.’
‘It is the duty of every responsible citizen of India to encourage more people to get registered as organ donors and make India a better and healthy place for living. Lack of proper education to the attendants of a brain dead patient and lack of awareness among general public are key reasons behind the low organ donation rate in India. It will be our continued focus to spread more awareness on organ donation.’ said Dr. H S Chhabra, Medical Director.