She passed away, but in her death she managed to gift a new lease of life to seven others. Forty Seven-Year-Old Kamini Ben Patel from in Surat, was declared brain dead by doctors following brain haemorrhage recently. However, her family members decided to donate Kamini Ben’s eyes, lungs, kidneys and heart to people in need.
These images don’t just show a race against time but also a sprint towards life. For transporting these precious organs, Surat government created three green corridors amidst lockdown. One ambulance transported Kamini Ben’s heart to save the life of a woman in Mumbai. For this emergency transportation, a team of medical specialists completed a 300 kilometre-long-journey in merely 100 minutes, to reach Mumbai’s Sir H.N Reliance Foundation Hospital.
Then Kamini’s lungs were transplanted in a woman from Maharashtra’s Jalgaon whose lungs had suffered severe damage due to Covid-19 infection. The lady who had been admitted at KIMS Hospital in Hyderabad got a fresh lease of life because of Kamini Ben’s donation. One of Kamini Ben’s kidneys was sent to Sterling Hospital while the other was sent to the Institute Of Kidney Disease And Research Centre in Ahmedabad. Both of Kamini Ben’s eyes were later donated to Lokdrashti Eye Bank in Surat for patients in need.
Kamini’s Ben’s family members feel that even after death, she has become immortal by saving seven precious lives.
Published: Dipti Ranjan Das
Last updated: 11 June 2021, 08:02 PM IST
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