Youngest Organ Donor
Kishore Kumar is a young Revenue Inspector in Mahabubnagar District, Andhra Pradesh and his wife, Hymavathi, a school teacher, delivered a pre-mature female baby on July 8, 2010 at Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital, Hyderabad. Although the infant was normal for two days, but she developed complications, as a result of which, the doctors ventilated her, and informed the parents that the chances of survival of the baby were remote. The baby expired on July 12, 2010. Mr. Kishore (baby’s uncle) took the initiative of calling MOHAN Foundation’s CEO, Mr. Raghuram and enquired if the baby’s organs can be used. Mr. Raghuram mentioned to him that her heart valves and eyes can be used after getting consent from the family. Then, Mr. Kishore motivated and convinced his cousin that the baby’s organs can give life to other children, and that he should consider this option and he got ready for this noble deed. Mr. Raghuram, CEO of MOHAN Foundation swung into action and had the baby shifted to Innova Hospital, Secunderabad, where her heart valves and eyes were retrieved under sterile conditions.