14-month old Surat boy is youngest organ donar, saves two lives
New Delhi : A 14-month old toddler Somnath Shah has become the youngest organ donar in the western India. Though he is dead but he has given life to at least two people. His heart will keep a three-year-old girl alive while his kidneys will be transplanted to a 15-year-old boy.
Somnath's heart was flown from Mumbai and transplanted in Aaradhya Yogesh, a three-year-old girl in Navi Mumbai.
"Aaradhya had been suffering from a rare heart disease known as dilated cardiomyopathy for the last one and a half years. Finding a small heart for transplant was very difficult. But thanks to the youngest cadaver donor from Surat, Somnath, Aaradhya's life has been saved," the Times of India quoted Dr Anvay Mule, chief cardiac surgeon at Fortis Hospital in Mumbai, who carried out the heart transplant.
Somnath lost his life due to multiple head injuries he received after falling from a ladder while playing in his house in Surat on September 2. He was rushed to a hospital but after CT scan reports doctors declared him dead on September 4.