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14 Month Old From Surat Is The Youngest Organ Donor

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14 months old Somnath Shah from Surat has now become one of the youngest organ donor.

Somnath had suffered serious head injuries when he slipped from a ladder while he was playing near his house in Surat on September 2. He was rushed to a private hospital from where he was referred to New Civil Hospital, Surat.

A CT scan revealed a brain haemorrhage and fractured skull. Somnath was declared brain dead on September 4. Following which the hospital authorities contacted an NGO - Donate Life based in Surat. On arrival, representatives from the NGO provided counselling to Somnath's parents.

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Once they were convinced the harvesting of organs was conducted. Somnath's heart was flown to Mumbai and transplanted in Aaradhya Mule, a three-year-old girl from Navi Mumbai who had been suffering from a rare heart disease known as dilated cardiomyopathy for the last one and a half years.

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Meanwhile Somnath's kidneys will be transplanted in a 15-year-old boy from Deesa, Gujarat, who had been suffering from acute renal failure for the past 10 years.

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