Master. Shivhari - 10 Years
Ananta Rajput and Alka, who worked as farm laborers in the village of Diskal near Satara, originally hailed from Buldhana but had relocated to Diskal in pursuit of livelihood. The couple, parents to two children, including their 10-year-old son Shivhari, faced a tragic incident on the evening of Jan 4, 2024. Shivhari, returning home alone from school, was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, resulting in severe head injuries and loss of consciousness.
Ananta, Alka, and Shivhari's uncle, Nandkishor, promptly rushed him to a private hospital in Satara. Given the gravity of the injuries, they transferred him to Civil Hospital, Satara, and later to Sassoon Hospital on January 5, 2024. Observing no brain reflexes and suspecting brain death, the treating doctors involved Jagdish Borude, a Transplant Coordinator from MOHAN Foundation for counselling the family for organ donation.
On January 6, 2024, the doctors conducted the first set of confirmatory tests for brain death, confirming their suspicions. The heartbreaking news was conveyed to the devastated family. Jagdish, understanding their shock, decided to provide more time before discussing organ donation. Throughout the day, he counseled both the family and concerned villagers who had gathered at the hospital.
On the early morning of January 7, 2024, the second set of confirmatory tests confirmed brain death. Jagdish, with determination, persuaded Shivhari's parents and the villagers, leading the family towards the decision of organ donation. Ananta, though overwhelmed with grief, eventually signed the consent form, agreeing to donate Shivhari's heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and pancreas.
Due to technical issues, the retrieval of the liver, lungs, and pancreas could not take place. The heart and both kidneys were allocated by ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre), Pune. On January 7, 2024, Shivhari's heart and kidneys were retrieved in the operating theatre.
Shivhari's heart found a new home in a 17-year-old patient at D.Y.Patil Hospital, Pune. One kidney was transplanted into a 12-year-old at Command Hospital, Pune, and the other kidney went to a 17-year-old female patient at Symbiosis Medical College and Research Institute, Pune. All recipients are reported to be doing well post-transplant, ensuring that Shivhari lives on through their renewed lives.
MOHAN Foundation is profoundly grateful to the family for their selfless decision, and we extend heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated doctors and team at Sassoon Hospital who worked tirelessly to make this transformative journey possible.
In the midst of a mindless tragedy, the gift of organ donation transformed sorrow into hope, ensuring Shivhari's spirit lives on, forever young in the lives he touched.