Jammu, March 24: Even as tales of their bravery and sacrifices continue to overwhelm us, this life-in-death story of a young Army jawan is both inspirational and heart rending. Meeting an unfortunate death while on vacation in his home town of Saharanpur, the jawan was rushed to Delhi’s R&R Army Hospital where he was declared brain dead. The family-keeping in mind the courage their son has shown over the years – agreed for donating his organs including heart and the young man saved many lives including that of a young IAS aspirant, who received his heart which was transplanted by a team of specialist doctors led by Dr Ajay Kaul, Chairman & HOD, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) at BLK Super Speciality Hospital.
National Network division of NOTTO functions as apex centre for All India activities of coordination and networking for procurement and distribution of Organs and Tissues along with registry of Organs and Tissues Donation and Transplantation in the country.
At the end of it, there is glimmer of hope in the survivor, who thinks he can chase his dream of civil services. Besides of course, his longstanding desire to spend happy moments with his 18-month-old son.
The donor heart was perfect match for the recipient and their age, body build and haemo-dynamics all matched. Surgery started at around 2.35 am lasted till 6.30 am. Dr Ajay Kaul and Dr Sushant Srivastava in CTVS, Dr Subhash Chandra and Dr Neeraj Bhalla, Dr. Dheeraj Gandotra, in Cardiology, Dr Jasbeer Khanuja, Dr. Sameer Saurabh Arora, Dr. Gagan Pal Singhin Cardiac Anesthesia helped perform the Heart Transplant surgery successfully.