-Senthil Valavan , Director, Coimbatore International Airport at PSG Hospitals
Did you know that the youngest person to donate his organs in India was just a two-and-half year old kid?
His name was Jash Oza, belonging to Surat, Gujarat. He suffered brain hemorrhage after falling from the second floor of his neighbour’s building in December 9, 2020. His parents agreed to donate his heart, liver, lungs, kidneys and eyes. This kid has saved seven lives by being an organ donor.
If a 2-year-old could save 7 lives even after his death, just wonder at the probable number of lives that could be saved if all of us volunteer to become organ donors!
On National Organ Donation Day 2021, PSG Hospitals organized an organ donation awareness program, and also felicitated the family members of three donors.
S.Senthil Valavan, Director of Coimbatore International Airport took part as the Chief Guest. Along with Dr.Subba Rao, Dean of PSG IMSR, Chandrasekar, Medical Tourism and Multiorgan Transplant Manager, and two special invitees from Rapid Action Force felicitated the family members of three donors – S.K.Arumugam, Sathyamoorthy and Krishna Kumar.
The students of PSG IMSR gave an excellent ovation to the family members of the donors for their generous and humane gesture.
Chandrasekar shared that in Tamil Nadu, 6164 patients are waiting for donors to receive kidney, 416 wait for liver, 29 for heart, 31 for lungs, 23 for hands, and so on!
He urged people to consider becoming organ donors in future to help the suffering people live.
Dean Dr.Subba Rao shared that the transplant program in PSG began 15 years ago, and during this period 1000 kidney transplants and 50 liver transplants were made. He thanked the donors’ families, Airport Authority of Coimbatore and the police who created green-corridor.
S.Senthil Valavan appreciated PSG Hospitals for recognizing the donors and their family members’ act of kindness. At the occasion, he conveyed that 15 years ago, he and his wife decided to be eye-donors.
He expressed the joy in helping others as donors, and stated that a person has to be fit and healthy when they live, so that they can turn as donors in the future.