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8-year-old ‘brain dead’ girl saved 2 children’s lives in Delhi AIIMS, family approves organ donation, second case in 24 hours

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Due to lack of awareness, family members often do not donate organs.
Only 0.4 percent organ donation per 10 lakh population in India
Another family ready to hear the story of Roli, who had donated her organs

New Delhi. In less than 24 hours, a second case has come to light at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, in which a family has given new life to two children by donating the organs of an eight-year-old girl who was declared ‘brain dead’. Earlier, the family members of an 18-month-old girl who was declared ‘brain dead’ donated her organs, giving new life to two and sight to two other children, officials said.

Dr. Deepak Gupta, professor of neurosurgery at AIIMS, told the news agency that Mansi of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh had fallen down from a high place in her house on November 2. The eight-year-old girl suffered severe brain damage and was declared ‘brain dead’ on 11 November. With the consent of the girl’s parents, her liver and one kidney were transplanted into a five-year-old child, who was being treated at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences here. Mansi’s cornea and heart valve have been preserved for use in other children.

Hearing the story of organ donor Roli, another family is ready
“During counselling, Manasi’s parents were told about Roli’s organ donation story, after which they understood the concept of ‘brain dead’ and the need for organ donation,” he said. Was declared ‘brain dead’ after being injured by a bullet. His parents had donated his vital organs-heart, liver, kidney and cornea in April this year.

Due to lack of awareness, family members often do not donate organs.

In Mansi’s case, a team from the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center and Organ Restoration Banking Institution, AIIMS and the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) came together to facilitate the process of organ transplantation and transplantation. Gupta said that the Dr Rajendra Prasad Ophthalmology Centre, AIIMS will do corneal transplant in the coming weeks. He said that there is a lack of awareness about organ donation in India. Dr Gupta said that often the family members refuse to donate organs, because they do not know about it. He appealed to spread awareness about organ donation.

Only 0.4 percent organ donation per 10 lakh population in India
The organ donation rate per million population in India is 0.4 (lowest in the world). Currently, the organ donation rate in America and Spain is 50 per million population. Dr Gupta said that under the new leadership, AIIMS Delhi has made changes in organ harvesting activities in the recent past, resulting in a significant increase in organ donation in the last six months.

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