December 21, 2016

Name: Lt.Minaxiben Shantilal Gandhi
Age: 70
Resident: Newark, USA
Native: Surat
Occupation: Housewife
Husband: Shantilal Gandhi

Living in USA, Minaxiben was in Surat from last few days. On 14th December, she was at the home and all of sudden started vomiting and felt unconscious. She was admitted to BAPS Hospital under supervision of Neurophysician Dr.Roshan Patel. Doctor diagnosed brain hemorrhage after going through CT Scan. On 15 December 2016, she was declared brain dead by Neurophysician Dr. Roshan Patel and Neurosurgeon Dr. Hasmukh Sojitra.
Committee member of Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Shri Paresh Modi then called Donate Life President Nileshbhai Mandlewala to inform him about Minaxiben’s case. Team Donate Life rushed to the hospital to start with the counseling session with Minaxiben’s family members. Family members consciously decided to donate the organs so as to give new lives to many. According to Minaxiben’s daughter, she was a lady who always had concern for others so we must go ahead for her organ donation. Hence, the President of Donate Life, Shri Nileshbhai, called coordinator Priyaben Shah and Dr.Pranjal Modi from Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre (IKDRC), Ahmedabad and requested them to accept the donation of the 2 kidneys and liver. Dr.Jamal Rizvi along with his team rushed from IKDRC and accepted donation of two kidneys and liver. Donation of two eyes were accepted by Dr.Praful Shiroya from Lokdrashti Chakshu bank.

Minaxiben’s family member with IKDRC doctors and Donate Life team

Both the kidneys were transplanted into Vinubhai Ghoghari (age 42) living in Amreli and Liver was transplanted into Biren Mehta (age 42) living in H. The transplant of kidneys and liver were completed at IKDRC by Dr.Pranjal Modi, Dr. Jamal Rizvi and their team.
Lt. Minaxiben is our hero and her family members are our heroes as well as they all agreed for cadaver organ donation. We salute Lt.Minaxiben and her family members. We are thankful to Hospitals, doctors and all the staff members of the hospitals for spreading awareness of cadaver organ donation and helping us saving more lives.
We request all the people of the society to create the awareness of cadaver organ donation and make other people hero too. Call us for any information regarding cadaver organ donation. We would happy to give information to any member of the society. Let’s join hands to save lives by cadaver organ donation.

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