A Brain Dead Teenage Girl Herself Left The World But Gave New Life To Four People
She was brain dead, could not do anything in her life. But when she said goodbye to the world, she gave new life to four people. His heart, liver, kidney and cornea were transplanted to needy patients in Mumbai and Chandigarh. Here we are talking about that 13-year-old girl who is undergoing treatment in Chandigarh. The girl had a disease named ‘Cerebral Oedema’. Thereafter he was declared brain dead.
On July 8, she became unconscious. After this, he was admitted to the Government multi-speciality Hospital in Sector-16. However, he was admitted to PGIMER after his condition worsened.
The consent of the family was taken
According to the statement issued by PGIMER, every effort was made to save the girl. But all attempts failed and he could not be saved.
He was declared brain dead on 18 June. Thereafter the transplant coordinator of PGIMER contacted the girl’s father. He was asked if he could consider organ donation. The girl’s father gave his consent for organ donation.
Organ donation in India. Is it legal?
Yes, organ donation is legal under the Transplantation of Human Organs Act (THOA), 1994. This act legalises the theory of ‘brain death’, or permanent termination of all brain functions of a person. Such kinds of patients are generally kept on artificial life support so that the organs of the body are in 100℅ health conditions.
The activities related to organ donation in India is being regulated by the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994. This law ensures both deceased and living donors donate their organs. As per law, brain death is a form of death. It’s The National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) which functions as the top authority for activities relating to procurement, allotment and distribution of organs in the country.