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The youngest organ donour

The youngest organ donour

She created a new chapter in the history of medical science. The lessons this three-year old baby girl taught the world about organ donation will make her remembered even after her death.

Anjana, daughter of Ajith staying at Enikkara near Karakulam in Thiruvananthapuram, became the youngest organ donor in Kerala after her liver, kidneys, and cornea were harvested by doctors at a hospital here.

The toddler, who was suffering from a disease fainted while playing in front of her house and was rushed to the SAT hospital.

She was detected with serious brain damage and the doctors who tried their level best to rescue her could not save her. She was declared brain dead.

The doctors informed her parents about the remote chances of getting her back to life and requested them to donate her organs. The parents much to the dismay of their relatives accepted the request and agreed to donate Anjana's organs.

Their decision to keep the innocence and memories of their baby alive in this world even after her death was in fact a big relief to Kilirur resident Aniyan, father of Anin Raj, the five-year-old boy who received the organs. As the message was immediately communicated to the Kerala Network of Organ Sharing (KNOS) of the state government, the doctors from the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences in Thiruvananthapuram, where Anin Raj had been undergoing treatment, rushed to the SAT.

The doctors at the SAT harvested Anjana's liver, kidneys and cornea and they were later shifted to the KIMS. The liver and kidneys were transplanted into Anin Raj through a surgery that lasted some 16 hours.

Anjali’s cornea was taken to an eye hospital in the city. That will give light to two other persons.

The doctors at the KIMS are in hope to give Anin Raj a fresh lease of life as they think since the liver and the kidneys transplanted on him are from the same person, that would help him recover soon.

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