In Her Death, a Delhi Toddler saved 5 Lives in Sir Ganga Ram

20 month Girl becomes Youngest Cadaver Donor to save lives

New Delhi: It seems she had only incarnated to save lives. The organs retrieved from a girl child of 20 months gave new lease of life to 5 sick people waiting for donation. The parents showed exemplary magnanimity in agreeing on this. With this, the Dhanishtha from Rohini becomes the youngest cadaver donor to serve as a great role model for campaign which is trying hard to boost organ donation which is abysmally low in India.

Her heart, liver, both kidneys and both corneas were retrieved at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and used in 5 patients.

Dhanishtha fell from the first floor balcony of her home while playing in the evening of 08th January and became unconscious. She was rushed to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where despite best of efforts she could not be saved. The child was declared brain dead on 11th January. All other organs were working in excellent condition.

Inspite of the irreparable loss, parents of Dhanishtha, Mr. Ashish Kumar and Mrs. Babita had the magnanimity to donate their child’s organs.

According to Mr. Ashish Kumar, “During our stay at the hospital we met many patients who were in dire need of organs. Though we lost our loved one still our daughter continues to “live” and in the process either giving life or will be improving quality of life of needy patients.”

According to Dr. D.S. Rana, Chairman (BOM), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, “This noble act of the family is really praiseworthy and should motivate others. At 0.26 per million, India has among the lowest rate of organ donation. On an average 5 lakh Indians die every year due to lack of organs.”


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