Medical student starts online petition to ‘Save Aaradhya’, urges youngsters to join the campaign

Taking ahead My Medical Mantra’s campaign to #SaveAaradhya, an doctor has started an online petition for Aaradhya. The aim is to reach out to youngsters and spread awareness on organ donation

Three-year-old Aaradhya Mule was admitted to Fortis Hospital in Mulund on February 9. She is suffering from an end-stage heart disease. This is the ninth time she was admitted to the hospital in last 10 months
Three-year-old Aaradhya Mule was admitted to Fortis Hospital in Mulund on February 9. She is suffering from an end-stage heart disease. This is the ninth time she was admitted to the hospital in last 10 months

Taking ahead My Medical Mantra’s campaign to #SaveAaradhya, a medical student has started an online petition for Aaradhya. The aim is to reach out to youngsters and spread awareness on organ donation.

Ashwini Kawade, a student at MGM Institute of Health Sciences, said the online petition on change.org has been started to spread awareness on organ donation. “Aaradhya is a little angel who needs a donor heart for transplant at the earliest. By donating heart, one can gift the child a new life,” said Kawade. Click here to sign the petition

Aaradhya, who lives in Navi Mumbai, was in playschool last year when she was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease.

She needs a donor heart whose body weight is around 25-30kg with blood group A +ve / A +ve / O +ve / O-ve. Presently, only 10% of Aaradhya’s heart is functional and she has to be admitted to the hospital every 15 days, wherein she is given a medicine intravenously for 48 hours.

Doctors said the reason behind Aaradhya’s heart failure is viral myocarditis- viral infection affecting the heart’s functioning.

My Medical Mantra has been following Aaradhya’s progress closely and has also appealed to the readers to spread a word that she desperately a heart donor through #SaveAardhya campaign.

Organ donation awareness will save many more lives like Aaradhya. In paediatric cases requiring a heart transplant, donor’s heart should match size of recipient’s heart. We, therefore, need a paediatric donor. While we are seeing a steady rise in adult cadaver donation, we need more awareness for paediatric organ donation. Aim of online petition is to get more organ donations,” said Kawade.

To get a suitable donor heart for Aaradhya, doctors at Fortis Hospital have been in contact with various children hospitals, neurologists, and emergency care unit of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).


Watch Do you have a ‘Heart’ for this 3-year-old? #SaveAaradhya (An English Documentary)

Watch मिळेल का कुणी ‘दिलदार’ #SaveAaradhya (A Marathi Documentary)

Click here to sign the petition


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  • Shweta

    Save Aaradhya is a good initiative…..
    Keep it up team MMM