Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.20 Issue No.63. July 2021 - October 2021

Two Friends hailed as heroes for organ donation after they became brain-dead at Surat


Death did not stop the friendship of two friends from becoming immortal. Meet Pandya (18) and Krish Gandhi (19) helped give a new lease of life to save 13 end-stage organ failure patients by donation of their vital organs.

Meet and Krish from Surat were best friends since their childhood. On August 24, the two friends met with a serious accident and suffered from brain haemorrhage. Despite the best efforts the doctors could not save them and they were both declared brain dead on August 28. The two grieving families despite their personal loss said yes to organ donation.

 Donate Life, Surat based NGO facilitated the organ donation process and four kidneys, two livers, one heart, two lungs and four corneas were retrieved. Four green corridors were orchestrated to distribute the vital organs to different destinations at Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. “This was the first case in the state where as many as 13 organs and tissues that were donated and transplanted at one go and lives of many organ failure patients were saved,” said Mr. Nilesh Mandlewala, Founder and President of Donate Life.


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- Sujatha S, Shroff S. Two Friends hailed as heroes for organ donation after they became brain-dead at Surat. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.20 Issue No.63. July 2021 - October 2021

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