55-yr-old, 60-yr-old receive transplants, get new lease of life

Jammu, May 29: A 30-year-old man from Jammu, who lost his life in a road accident, has brought two persons out of the darkness by donating his eyes and giving a new lease of life to two blind persons including a 55-year-old and 60-year-old.

A 30-year-old man admitted in Super Speciality Hospital (SSH) Jammu with a road traffic accident was declared dead and his family consented to donate his eyes. This was the first such case in SSH, officials told the news agency.

In house attempt was made by SSH authorities for the first time with support from SOTTO J&K for eye donation, they said.

Dr Rehana Khurshid, Medical Superintendent and Dr Sanjogita Soodan Dy MS paid gratitude to the family of the deceased for agreeing to donate corneas on Wednesday morning at SSH Jammu.

Irfan Ahmad Lone, Transplant Coordinator of SOTTO took the initiative to motivate the family for corneal donation, which gave a new lease of life to two blind patients aged 55 and 60 at GMC Jammu, who received transplants.

It is pertinent to mention here that this is the second corneal donation in this month in GMC. Transplant team was led by Dr Sanjay Kai Professor & Head of 2nd Unit, Ophthalmology Department.

Enucleation was accomplished by Dr Malvika (Registrar), Dr Manpreet (Registrar), Rifat Hamid (Sister Incharge Eye Bank) and Anjuman MTS.(KNO)