Surat : Even during the tough times of coronavirus, Surtis are always ready when it comes to donating their vital organs to the needy patients. In one such case, a 49-year-old braindead woman saved the lives of three needy patients with the donation of liver and corneas on Friday.
Dipika Dhariya, 49, a resident of Bhulabhai Desai park society in Katargam was suffering from kidney disease and was on dialysis for quite long time. On July 25, Dipika’s health deteriorated after she became unconscious and was rushed to the Kiran hospital.
She (Dipika) was admitted under the observation of Dr Kalpesh Gohil, nephrologist at the Kiran Multi-specialty hospital. While she was undergoing treatment, her heart stopped beating and that she was revived through the CPR procedure by the doctors.
The CT scan report suggested that there was an internal injury in her brain due to the disruption of the blood circulation in her body. On July 29, Dipika was declared brain dead by the doctors at the Kiran Hospital.
Dipika’s husband, Bharat Dhariya and Dr Mehul Panchal contacted Nilesh Mandlewala, founder and president of city-based NGO, Donate Life and informed him about their wish to donate the vital organs of braindead Dipika to save the lives of needy patients.
Talking to TBT, Dipika’s husband, Bharat Dhariya said, “From the last two years, my wife was on the dialysis after both her kidneys stopped functioning. We are aware of the pain she underwent during the dialysis procedure. We had decided to donate her organs to needy patients after her death. We are happy that her liver and corneas has saved the precious lives of three patients”
Nilesh Mandlewala, founder and president of Donate Life said “We salute the family members of Dipikaji for their brave decision to donate the vital organ and spreading the message of ‘life even after death’ (aangdan, jeevandan)”
According to Mandlewala, during the coronavirus pandemic, Donate Life received 34 kidneys, 19 liver, eight heart, 10 lungs, one pancreas and 32 corneas. These donations by braindead patients has given new lease of life to 98 people.