Yet another case of bravery and courage showed by the family
Kejal Pandey, a 16-year-old girl, is now Mumbai’s first minor to donate her organs post-death. On 26 may Kejal was riding on the pillion of a two-wheeler with her mother and got caught in an accident with a car near Thane, Mumbai. She was taken to hospital but doctors were unable to save her as she suffered from irreversible brain injury. Her family gave the doctors consent for organ donation which gave new lives to three others.
“They convinced us that it was a noble deed. We were told that it could save several lives,” said her brother. Kejal’s two kidneys were given to two patients in Jupiter hospital and liver saved the life of a 14-year-old teen. Later when her 10th board result came, her parents didn’t have the strength to look at it, eventually, they found she scored 8.6 CGPA but even that was little help for her parents in grief. By this act of donating their daughters’ organ, her parents feel that they have made her life an immortal one. “It is so hard to get used to the fact that she is not here anymore. By donating her organs we feel like she’s still alive amongst us.