Harshita Gives Life To Many After Her DeathNew Delhi, MAy 16: Harshita, a 17-year-old national table tennis player, gave new life to seven people after her death. She had suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and was declared brain dead on April 29 at
New Delhi, MAy 16: Harshita, a 17-year-old national table tennis player, gave new life to seven people after her death. She had suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and was declared brain dead on April 29 at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, reports India TV correspondent Sanjeev Kumar Singh.
With her parents' consent her organs were retrieved from her body which gave new lives to at least seven people. Her heart was sent to Organ Retrieval Banking Organisation (ORBO), AIIMS, for preservation. Whenever the heart will find a match it will start pumping in a new body.
Her kidney, liver and cornea have already been transplanted into patients. Her cornea was used to give sight to two patients and the results are positive. Her liver and kidneys are also transplanted in two different patients and it has given them a few more years to live.
The father of the girl, Mahender Bahrech, said, "My daughter always wanted to work for a noble cause. Once she had unwittingly expressed the desire to donate her organs in case of a sudden death. We thought we should fulfil her wishes."
Harshita recently gave her board exams for class eight and she was preparing for the AIEEE exams. Fate deceived her and she felt seriously ill, doctors tried their level best, but death was inevitable and she couldn't survive.
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