A 6-year-old girl from Odisha who died due to some unknown disease in Abu Dhabi has three lives through organ donation. Debishree daughter of Arun Kumar and Kriti, was suffering from pulmonary hypertension (PH), a type of blood pressure that affects arteries in the lungs and the heart.
While undergoing treatment on 1st July 2019 at a hospital she succumbed to death as the doctors were failed to diagnose the disease but her parents decided to donate her organs due to which she was able to save three lives in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The family is from the Jeypore area in Koraput district residing in the UAE.
According to the sources when the doctors sensed that Debishree’s health condition is deteriorating and the chances of her survival are less even after a year-long treatment, the doctors at the hospital approached her family members by requesting them to go for organ donation. Even if they knew that they will lose their only child and with that grief and loss they finally decided to donate their daughter’s organs.
Debishree’s kidney, pancreases, and liver were transplanted which gave a new life to three people. Her two kidneys have been transplanted successfully in a 7-year-old baby boy from India in the UAE and a 15-year-old boy in Abu Dhabi. Her liver was transplanted to a person from Saudi Arab.
Debishree’s father Arun Kumar Tawa said “We are really proud as we saved three lives. We can see our daughter in those three lives that she saved by donating her organs.”
Even her grandparents who live at Bhupati Sahi in Koraput’s Jeyopre are proud of the decision. “God has allowed us to save lives through our granddaughter. When the doctor said her chances of survival are grim, we decided to donate her organs which may save few lives,” said Debishree’s Grandfather P. Chandrasekhar Gupta.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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