A five-year-old girl from Coimbatore proved to be a lifesaver for six people.
Janasruthi, a first standard student, met with an accident on January 2 while going to school with her mother. After first aid, was admitted to a private hospital for further treatment.
Since her condition was critical, she was shifted to Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) on January 5. As she did not respond to treatment, the girl was declared brain dead early on Wednesday morning.
Her parents later gave consent to donate her organs following which a team of doctors from Government Hospital and KMCH harvested her kidneys, heart valve, liver and eyes.
The child’s father, a cook at Paramathivellur Government Hostel, said that he was proud that his daughter will live long through these recipients.
The heart valve, one kidney and liver were sent to Chennai Madras Medical Mission, Fortis and Apollo Hospital by special flight, while another kidney was transplanted at KMCH. Her eyes were sent to Aravind Eye Hospital here.
She was the youngest child to have donated her organs outside Chennai in Tamil Nadu, as per a claim by Dr Arun N Palaniswami, Director Quality, KMCH.
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