2.5-year-old Gujarat boy gifts life to 7 by donating organs

Setting an example of humanity and goodness, a family of a toddler from Gujarat donated their kid’s organs after his untimely death and gave a second chance at life to seven other children

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Setting an example of humanity and goodness, a family of a toddler from Gujarat donated their kid’s organs after his untimely death and gave a second chance at life to seven other children.

Jash Oza from Gujarat became the youngest cadaver donor, giving a new lease of life to seven children, including two from Russia and Ukraine, after his parents donated his organs.

On December 9, Jash Oza fell from the second-floor balcony of his neighbour’s house in Shanti Palace of Bhatar area in Surat. Doctors found that he had suffered brain haemorrhage and swelling. On December 14, doctors declared him brain dead.

Parents of the boy, whose father Sanjeev Oza is a journalist, decided to donate his organs after officials of the NGO, Donate Life, approached them.

Jash’s heart, liver, lungs, both kidneys and eyes were donated after his parents Sanjeev Oza and Arachana agreed for the noble cause.

His heart and lungs were transported to Chennai via air within 160 minutes. The heart was transplanted to a four-year-old Russian boy and the lungs to another four-year-old boy from Ukraine at MGM hospital in Chennai.

The kidneys were transported by road to Ahmedabad’s Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre (IKDRC), covering 265 km in 180 minutes, via a special green corridor. His one kidney was transplanted to a 13-year-old girl from Surendranagar and another into a 17-year-old girl from Surat. A two-year old boy from Bhavnagar got a new life with his liver at IKDRC. The corneas were donated to Lok Drasti Chakshu Bank in Surat.

Jash is alive in 7 persons today with his kidneys, liver and eyes. Even if he is not in this world, he will always be alive in the people who have had a new life.

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