Surat: A five-day-old brain-dead infant from Surat, India, has given a second chance at life to three children after his kidneys and liver were transplanted into them.
The infant’s parents, Harsh Sanghani and Chetna were deeply moved by the opportunity to save other children’s lives through organ donation. With their consent, doctors harvested two kidneys, two corneas, the liver, and the spleen from the infant’s body.
The corneas were donated to a Surat eye bank, while the kidneys and spleen were sent to the Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre (IKDRC) in Ahmedabad. The liver was transported to the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi.
The infant’s liver successfully underwent transplantation into a nine-month-old child in New Delhi, and his two kidneys provided new life for two children aged 13 and 15 years.
This selfless act of organ donation underscores the profound impact that one family’s compassionate decision can have on the lives of others.