SURAT: Moinnudin Khan (43) from Alwar in Rajasthan and undergoing treatment in Mumbai hospital, got a new lease of life following heart transplant from a brain-dead teenager in Surat.
Khan was among the four persons who benefited after 17-year-old Dishank Jariwala’s family decided to donate their brain-dead son’s organs. Dishank’s two kidneys were transplanted into body of eight-year-old Kavya Bhatt of Viramgam and Jignesh Dandukiya (20) of Surat. While his liver was transplanted in the body of 32-year-old Umesh Gurjar in Bharuch, his eyes were also donated for providing sight to two patients.
Dishank, a class XII student of Jevan Bharti School and only son of his parents, met with an accident near ISKON mall on the Gaurav Path on April 23. The following day he was declared brain-dead. After consent from Dishank’s father Kamal Jariwala, who is into jari business, and other family members, it was decided to donate all his organs.
For heart donation, Fortis Hospital of Mumbai and for other organs Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Center (IKDRC) Ahmedabad were contacted.
The heart was transported to Mumbai in 85 minutes from Surat through a green corridor created by Surat Police and a chartered flight.
On April 24, at 10.33 am a team of doctors from Mumbai hospital started from Surat with Dishank’s heart and reached operation theatre of the Mumbai hospital at 11.48 am. At 2 pm the heart was transplanted into the body of Khan.
This is the fourth case of heart transplant from Surat. In Mumbai, till now 14 heart transplants have taken place.
Dishank’s father told TOI, “I had heard of organ donation. If my son’s organs could give life to others, I thought I must go ahead with donation. I have followed the voice of my soul.”