Daughters fulfilled father’s last wish by donating his body

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Similarly, Rasiklal Walia, (75), a Borivali resident, who was confined to bed said, ‘I won’t survive, but donate my body’. He told his daughters that it is his last wish. After which his three daughters donated his body at KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Organ-donation

  • Mumbai’s Walia family has set a new example for the society, by creating awareness about organ donation.
  • The skin and eye donation procedure was completed at the Masina Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai. His eyes were donated at the Parel eye bank and his skin was donated at the Masina Hospital’s eye bank. While, his body was donated at KEM Hospital.

 Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Preeti Chaukhawla, Rasiklal Walia’s daughter said, “In order to make someone else’s life beautiful, donate my body, he said as this was his last wish. About this, he kept on reminding us very often. So, after his death, we decided to fulfil his last wish. We weren’t aware about the process. But, with Shrikant Apte of Rajhans Pratishthan’s help we were able to donate my father’s body.”

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On December 5, Rasiklal Walia, who had gone out for work purpose, suddenly collapsed and He suffered a spine injury. After taking treatment in the hospital, he was discharged. Later at home, he slipped in the bathroom after which he was bed-ridden.

  • Neha

    You need great courage to take such a decision. Hats off Walia family for such a deed.