Indian Transplant Newsletter. Volume 22 Issue 2, July 2023 - September 2023
Print ISSN 0972 - 1568

A Helpline That Saves Lives

Indian Transplant Newsletter. 2023 Jul-Sep; 22(2):p12
Print ISSN 0972 - 1568

Ms. Tapati Mitra, born in Kanpur, had dreamt of becoming a doctor, but circumstances were otherwise. Moving to Delhi in 1971 with her husband and two children, she became a pillar of compassion in her family and community, extending her generosity to those in need, especially underprivileged children.

Ms. Tapati Mitra (Corneal Donor, August 2023)

In the twilight of her life, health challenges arose, leading to Ms. Tapati's passing on August 24, 2023. Upholding her mother's legacy, Dr. Ruby dialed MOHAN Foundation's Organ donation helpline to fulfill Ms. Tapati's wish for eye and organ donation. Swift coordination between MOHAN Foundation's dedicated counsellors, Ganesh and Simran, and AIIMS Eye Bank resulted in the successful retrieval of corneas. Despite the family's intention to donate skin and bones, lack of functional tissue banks in Delhi prevented it. MOHAN Foundation acknowledges the eye bank's prompt response, and expresses its profound gratitude to Dr. Ruby and her family, whose poignant act of generosity paints a picture of compassion that echoes in the restored vision of another - a testament to a legacy shaped by love and altruism.

To cite : . Project Gift Hope, Gift Life. A Helpline That Saves Lives. Indian Transplant Newsletter. 2023 Jul-Sep; 22(2):p12.
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