He Lived Saving Others, He Died Saving Others
Organ Donor: Capt. Manjit Kumar, 60 Years
Date of Donation: 26th February, 2019
Such is the valour and spirit of sacrifice of our soldiers that they not only live their lives saving others, but also turn saviour even in their passing. PGIMER witnessed this rare and magnanimous gesture of supreme sacrifice by Capt. Manjit Kumar from Ambala when his braveheart family consented to donate his organs, which saved lives of two terminally ill renal failure patients and restored the eye sight of two others in PGIMER.
“My husband was a brave soldier. We have done what he would’ve wanted us to do. I felt like he was telling us this is what he wanted. From that moment on it was about honouring him. He lived saving others and in death too, he did the same, ”said an extremely courageous but emotional Mrs. Gurmeet Kaur, after she consented to donate the organs of her deceased husband Captain Manjit Kumar, who was declared brain dead here at PGIMER on 25th February.
The donor Manjit Kumar, 60 years, retired from Indian Army and a resident of Vikas Puri, Khuda Khurd, Ambala Cantt. was grievously injured when his two wheeler was brutally hit by a rashly driven vehicle on 23rd February. Though the family rushed him to PGIMER Chandigarh on the same day. But the destiny had willed otherwise and Capt. Manjit Kumar was declared brain dead on 25th February.
Braving their own grave tragedy, the family took an exceptionally magnanimous initiative and expressed willingness to donate organs of their dear Capt. Manjit Kumar as the Transplant Coordinators at PGIMER discussed the option of Organ Donation with them.
Thanks to the selfless and incredible decision, post transplantation, the kidneys gave two critical patients another chance to live and corneas enabled two more patients to restore their eye sight thereby improving the quality of life of four patients in all.