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Nagpur social worker and past president of Jain Sewa Mandal Ghanshyam Mehta passed away on Saturday at New Era Hospital at the age of 65.
Nagpur social worker and past president of Jain Sewa Mandal Ghanshyam Mehta passed away on Saturday at New Era Hospital at the age of 65. After Mehta was declared brain dead, his family agreed to donate his organs, which saved the life of a 43-year-old man, who was waiting for a liver transplant at the hospital.
Mehta was admitted to the hospital six days ago after he suffered a brain stroke, In spite of treatment, his neurological condition deteriorated and the team of doctors at New Era Hospital declared Mehta brain dead. After being counseled, his family members agreed to donate pair of corneas, liver, and two kidneys. After Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) was contacted, the committee allocated the organs as per the waiting list.
While the liver was given to the 43-year-old man, the pair of corneas was donated to Mahatme Eye Bank. Mehta’s kidneys could not be donated as doctors declared that both kidneys were not suitable for transplant.
Mehta, who was a renowned social worker, during his lifetime, organised more than 400 blood donation camps and he himself donated blood more than 100 times. He also did kanyadaan of more than 100 orphan girls.