Three lives were saved on Thursday after the family of a city-based 26-year-old woman who died after meeting with an accident agreed to donate her organs.
On Monday, Pooja of Ramdarbar in the city, suffered severe head injuries after a vehicle hit her when she was riding a two-wheeler. She was not wearing helmet at the time.
She was taken to a hospital in SAS Nagar from where she was referred to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). She was declared brain-dead on Tuesday. After institute doctors talked to her mother Bala Devi, she gave consent for organ donation. “The doctors retrieved her liver and kidneys. Three persons, including a patient suffering from last-stage liver failure and two kidney patients, underwent successful transplants within 24 hours of the decision,” said PGIMER’s statement.
“There is a feeling that my daughter is somewhere around me,” said Bala Devi, after donating her daughter’s organs.
The victim’s siblings, Sulekh and Aarti, said, “It was a tough decision but we did not want others to go through the pain which we are. This will be our biggest tribute to our sister.”
This year, nine cadaver transplants have taken place at PGI. Of these, three took place in January and six in February. Last week, 13 people got a new lease of life after families of four accident victims donated their organs once they were declared clinically brain-dead.