Donor Memorial

  • Ms. Aarti   - 23 Years

    Aarti, the only daughter among her siblings, lived with her farmer parents in Pandhurna, Madhya Pradesh, while pursuing her final year of studies in B.Com. However, tragedy struck on the morning of March 26, 2024, when the 23-year-old ingested organophosphorus insecticide in a fit of anger. Rushed to a nearby hospital in Chhindwara, MP by her frantic parents, she was later transferred to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur on March 27.

    Despite nine days of intensive treatment, her condition continued to deteriorate until a team of doctors declared her brain dead. It was then that Ms. Bhagyashree Nighot, a counselor from the MOHAN Foundation, alongside the medical team at GMCH, emphasized the importance of organ donation during their routine visits. Initially met with denial from her family, it took two days for her uncle to come to terms with the reality. Eventually, on April 2, 2024, the family made the courageous decision to donate Aarti's organs, requesting anonymity but determined to save other lives through this 'Mahadaan.'

    On April 2, 2024, Aarti's kidneys, liver, and corneas were retrieved, with retrieval and transplant teams working tirelessly through the night to ensure the success of three life-saving operations. An honor corridor was formed by the MICU staff, with the presence of Dean Dr. Raj Gajbhiye marking the solemn occasion. One kidney and a pair of corneas were transplanted at GMCH's Super Speciality Hospital in Nagpur, while the other kidney and liver were allocated to a private hospital by the Zonal Transplant Coordination Center (ZTCC) in Nagpur. Thus, a farmer's daughter managed to save three lives and restore sight to two individuals.

    This marked the third successful organ donation case within six months at GMCH Nagpur, with Dean Dr. Raj Gajbhiye's unwavering support. The pivotal role played by Bhagyashree, the transplant coordinator from the MOHAN Foundation, supported by the 'Transplants Help the Poor Foundation,' underscored the collaborative effort in facilitating such life-saving procedures.


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