23-month-old brain dead baby gives new lease of life to 17-year-old boy

Nation Next Newsroom | Jun 3, 2020 20:15

A 23-month-old child, who was declared brain dead, gave a new lease of life through kidney donation to a 17-year-old boy battling kidney failure in Rajkot’s BT Savani Hospital. It was reportedly the first cadaver donor transplant in Gujarat ever since lockdown was imposed on March 23.

The toddler, identified as Ved Zinzyvadiya, had fallen ill a week ago as he started vomiting and had trouble speaking. Rajkot Surgeon Dr Sudhir Rughani suspected that the child might have brain tumour, which was confirmed by diagnostics. While the doctors tried to perform a procedure to remove the swelling inside his brain, complications arose and the tumor immediately ruptured and Ved was declared brain dead.

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Ved’s parents were counselled that they could donate his organs, which could give new lease of life to other critically ill people. After the parents agreed, Ved was shifted to Rajkot’s BT Savani Hospital. A team of doctors left for BT Savani hospital in the intervening night of May 30 and May 31 with two potential recipients, out of which one was from Ahmedabad. Ved turned out to be a perfect match for 17-year-old from Ahmedabad who was on dialysis for the past one-and-a-half years.