Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.20 Issue No.61. November 2020 - February 2021

Suicide victim's organs donated in Gujarat


Nandani Shah, 17, was a bright student from Halol town in Vadodara, Gujarat. But in December 2020 she committed suicide by consuming poison. Her anguished family even in the face of this incomprehensible tragedy decided to donate all her organs and save others' lives. Dr. Pranjal Modi, Convenor, State Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisation, Gujarat said that there was some apprehension about damage to the liver by the organophosphate poisoning, but none of the organs were affected. Nandani's heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and corneas were retrieved. This was the first instance of heart and lung donation in Vadodara. The heart was taken to AIIMS, Delhi and the lungs to a hospital in Mumbai for transplantation.


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- Navin S, Shroff S. Suicide victim's organs donated in Gujarat. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.20 Issue No.61. November 2020 - February 2021

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