Villagers take the lead for organ donation in Alwar

ALWAR: Inspired by the parents of an eight-year-old boy of Tilwara village in Alwar district who donated cadaver, the villagers have taken a pledge to donate their organs for the noble cause. 

Currently, the villagers are busy preparing a list of those who wish to be a part of the movement which will be submitted to the district administration by February 20 to script history.

Tilwara village had hogged limelight after the boy, who met with a mishap, became the first person in the state to donate cadaver.

Sixty-three-year-old Buddha Lal Meena said, "The boy's parents have brought laurels to the village. They made us not only proud but also inspired us to donate organs. There are at least 20 persons who have decided to donate their organs. We will meet the officials of district administration and hand over the pledge forms to them," he added.
Meena said villagers know the importance of organ donation. "We want that our village will be known for the cause of organ donation."

The villagers also want to highlight the name of the boy in their village. Sarpanch Babu Lal said, "We will urge the administration to name any school or government building in his name so that his contibution towards organ donation will be remembered for ever." Lal also demanded that the district administration should honour the parents of the boy. The parents of the boy, who donated their son's organs on February 6, felt proud that their son had saved lives of two persons by donating kidneys and liver to the needy people. 

The boy had suffered head injury from a machine used to cut grass and fodder for animals in January. 
He had undergone treatment at a private hospital in Jaipur. But, despite all efforts by the doctors, he was declared brain dead.

Since, there is no facility for liver transplant in the state, the doctors had contacted Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS). 

While the kidney transplantation was done at a private hospital in Jaipur, the liver was ferried through a green corridor created between Jaipur and Delhi and was transplanted to a youth at ILBS. It took only three hours to cover the distance between Jaipur and Delhi.