by S Sharma | 22 SEP 2017
Arun will continue to live in eight others after his death. His vital organs have a new life to terminally ill patients, Dr. S. Sahariah , M.S , MAMS , FICS , FACS , Chief Transplant Urologist , Padma Shree awardee , Vice Chairman KIMS Hospitals ,Secunderbad.
It is 6 O' clock in the morning. Madhu was feeling fresh and energetic as today is her only son Arun’s second birthday. Arun and his father were still sleeping. She went directly to the kitchen to make a cup of tea for herself. With a hot cup of tea in one hand she opened the window. She stood there for a few minutes and started planning for her son's birthday including a family dinner in a decent restaurant nearby. Both – Madhu and Manish, an Army officer, of them kissed Arun and wished him many happy returns and hugged each other
Manish left for the office with a promise that he would come back much earlier to help Madhu with all the preparations.
Madhu got busy to preparing breakfast for her parents who specially came for the celebration from a village about 60 kilometers from Hyderabad. Arun was enjoying with his new toy given by the grandparents in the dinning hall at third floor apartment.
She could see the balcony door opening with the breeze but did not bother to close and continued with her kitchen work.
After some time she started looking for him but did not find any sign of Arun, Madhu ran towards the balcony and looked down. To her horror she could see Arun was lying in a pool of blood on the ground. They ran down the stairs, Arun was not responding but she could feel his body still warm. He was shifted immediately to a nearby hospital. He has sustained severe head injury and multiple fractures and probably already brain dead and was put on artificial life support system. Doctors made a tireless effort to save his life but finally declared him as brain dead with no chances of recovery.
All family members were silent as nobody knew what is to be done next. When all of them were sitting in one of the room in the hospital, a thin man entered the room and introduced himself as the transplant co-coordinator of the hospital and offered condolences to the family on behalf of the hospital management and tried to console them.
He explained about what is brain dead and how a brain dead person with the permission of the next of kin can give a new lease of life to at least 7-8 persons suffering with terminal organ failure by donating organs like kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, intestines, corneas etc and how the vital organs of their only son would be still functioning in somebody else’s body long after he is gone. Everybody was surprised as none of them knew earlier about concept of brain death and possibility of organ donation.
Madhu, Manish and the entire family had a quick discussion amongst themselves for a few minutes and decided to call back the transplant coordinator and agreed to donate the organs of their son.
It’s been almost five years now, even though Arun is not physically present amongst them his donated organs has been able to give new lease of life to several sick and terminally ill persons.
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