Two lives have been saved on Wednesday, July 18, in Bengaluru, as the family of a 13-year-old boy decided to donate his organs. The boy has given a new lease of life to two girls, aged 11 and 9 respectively.
The 13-year-old donor, hailing from Karnataka, was admitted to Yeshwantpur-based Sparsh Hospital, following an accident at Kunigal on July 13. He was declared brain-dead on Tuesday, July 17, and the family consented to donate the organs of their son.
The 11-year-old girl, who hails from Assam, had a heart failure and was being treated at Narayana Health City. As her condition was not improving, she was advised to undergo a heart transplant. The other recipient, a nine-year-old girl was admitted to Narayana Health City, with a liver ailment. The doctors had adviced her to undergo a liver transplant.
The doctors retrieved the heart and the liver of the donor and transported them Narayana Health City from the Sparsh Hospital, with the help of a green corridor. It took only 44 minutes to cover the distance of 64 kilometers.