“There are thousands of people in India, who are waiting for an organ to be donated, for the past number of years. There is a huge gap between the demand and supply of the human organs. I will never forget the ordeal and struggles; we had to go through to save Krishna’s life. So, I have taken a pledge to promote organ donation in whichever way it would be possible” says a teary-eyed Gauri Sadgir.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Gauri Sadgir, Krishna’s mother said, “A number of my relatives and other people from our locality come home to meet Krishna. I speak to everyone and try to make them aware about the importance of organ donation. Not only have I spoken to our relatives, I have also spoken to the teachers teaching my son, about how instrumental organ donation is in saving a person’s life.”
Gauri further adds, “When the parents of his classmates, found out that Krishna had undergone a heart transplant, they came up to me and asked me several question. I tried my best to explain to them about everything related to the organ transplant. I made an appeal to them, to spread the word about organ donation to those around them.”
Organ transplant and the post-operative care is a very expensive affair. Gauri further adds, “We spend Rs 15,000 – 20,000, every month for Krishna’s medical treatment. And the cost burden is high. The government should make these medicines affordable.”