7-year-old donor's family drives 3,000 People To Organ Donation


The Sydney based Indian family that donated the organs of their seven year old son Deyaan Udani, drove 3,000 people to pledge to donate their organs on Sunday. The family of Deyaan Udani who died in the city while on a holiday and became Maharashtra's youngest organ donor, will lead an international campaign of organ donation.
Deyaan's elder sister Naisha, 9, addressed a gathering of thousands in Dadar on Sunday and announced that she would not hesitate to donate her organs.."I will donate my organs when I grow up. I am proud to have known my brother," she said, as many in the audience broke into tears. Her younger brother had died of multiple clots in his brain . His Kidneys, Liver and Heart gave four people a new lease of life. 
The child recalled how she and her brother had recently learn about organs donation at Quakers High Public School in Sydney, Australia. "We found out our mother had already pledged her organs but our father had not. Deyaan and I had told him that instead of becoming ashes, he could save so many lives." 
Mayor Sneha Ambekar, filmmaker Subhash Ghai, police officers and even doctors were present at the event . They were moved by Naisha's appeal and signed pledge forms.
The event also witnessed an emotional union of families who had benefited from Udani's gesture. The recipient of Deyaan's heart was a seven year old girl from Goregaon , who is recovering well. Her mother said," Deyaan came into our lives like an angel and gave us the greatest gift. It is priceless to see your child smile and talk." She remembered the day when doctors had told her that their daughter would not live beyond a week. The Goregaon family has decided to devote themselves to donate organs.
Deyaan's mother Mili suggested that schools could make a huge impact on India's dwindling cadaver donation figures. The country organ donation stands at a dismal 0.5 person per million population. "We will carry the message through the spiritual network of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission in India and abroad," the mother said.

This initiative taken by Deyaan's family will save life of hundreds of people in the future . More of such initiatives are the need of the hour as organ donation numbers stay low even when government , and various NGOs are promoting it rigorously . 






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