A young girl was in a state of shock when a normal day turned into the worst in no time when her father fell in the bathroom and was quickly shifted to the hospital.
In less than seven hours, he was in the ICU battling for life and death and later later declared brain dead. Understandably the girl and her family were in a state of extreme shock. However, with the help of counselling from medical social workers, his family decided to donate his organs and give life to the needy ones.
Hepatobilliary and Liver Transplant surgeon at Sahyadri Hospitals Dr Bipin Vibhute said, “We salute such families who decided to do the noble gesture even in testing times”.
He was speaking at a special function organised by Sahyadri Hospitals to mark 100 liver transplants in just 2.5 years. The programme was organised to salute the donor families for their gesture.
Chief Medical Assistant Officer at PMC Dr Anjali Sabne, Dr Ketan Apte Unit Head Sahyadri Hospitals Deccan, Nagar Road and Hadapsar, Group COO Dr Sunil Rao, Medical Social Worker Sharmila Padhye was present on the occasion.
While recalling that day the girl couldn’t hold back and was full of tears, but on the other hand she was feeling proud that her dear father did give a new life to somebody in need and was thankful to Sahyadri Hospital staff for helping her arrive at this decision.
Dr Vibhute and his team at Sahyadri Hospitals has seen both the sorrow of the patient relatives after their near and dear one has been declared brain dead, their noble gesture with consent for organ donation and a sense of pride that follows and on the other hand the happiness of transplant patient relatives as the patient gets a new life.
A lot of donor relatives and transplant patients narrated their heart warming and inspiring stories.