Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.18 Issue No.56. March 2019 - June 2019

Parents Donate their Three-Year-Old Daughter’s Body


The parents of a three-year-old girl who unfortunately lost her life to a congenital heart disease have set an example for many others to follow. After her death at AIIMS Jodhpur on 6th June 2019 her parents donated her body. Dr. Ashish Nayyar, co-professor at the AIIMS Anatomy Department, said this is probably the first case of body donation at such a young age. Jyoti's father, Umaid Singh, a Deputy Assistant Manager at the Jodhpur Roadways Depot, said that he wanted to donate his daughter's organs but agreed to body donation when he found that organ donation was not possible. “My heart is happy that the life of my daughter is of use to the country. We always wanted to keep her alive. So, I talked to my wife Rajukunwar and we decided to donate her organs so that we could see her living in somebody else's body. Talking to the doctor, we came to know that in Jodhpur, there is no facility for organ donation. We were disappointed but decided to donate the body for the students of MBBS,” he said.Speaking about the priceless gift that is body donation Dr. Nayyar said that students generally get to examine an adult's body only, but now students would be able to better understand the difference between the body of an adult and the body a child. Mrs. Bhavna Jagwani, who heads MOHAN Foundation-Jaipur Citizen Forum, a Jaipur based NGO working on organ donation, said, “I think the parents of this child must be really evolved to have taken such a decision.”


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- Shroff S , Navin S. Parents Donate their Three-Year-Old Daughter’s Body. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.18 Issue No.56. March 2019 - June 2019

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  • Keywords: Congenital heart disease, body donation, AIIMS