Delhi: 14-year-old boy declared brain dead gives new lease of life to six including ex-armyman

Delhi: 14-year-old boy declared brain dead gives new lease of life to six including ex-armyman

The boy identified as Jyotiraditya Khanna died after he fell from the third floor of his residence in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

A boy declared brain dead by a panel of doctors has saved the lives of six people including an army jawan. The 14-year-old was declared brain dead by a panel of doctors from Apollo Hospital on Thursday.

The boy identified as Jyotiraditya Khanna died after he fell from the third floor of his residence in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. He suffered severe brain and chest injuries.

The boy's heart and other vital organs were donated to the survivors. The teen's heart will now beat in a 44-year-old man who retired from the army. The jawan was suffering from a severe ailment in which his heart wasn't able to pump the blood properly, said a report in Times of India.

The boy's father said he always wanted to donate his organs. "As he was still a minor, he was waiting to turn 18 to fulfil his desire for donation. We never realised that his wish would be fulfilled untimely by us," said Jyotiraditya's father Vivek Khanna, who works in a private company.

Jyotiraditya was injured on November 15 and was rushed to Haridwar's Metro Hospital. He was later taken to Delhi on Wednesday morning where doctors examined him and concluded that his brainstem reflexes were absent. The boy was subsequently declared brain dead.

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The doctors then counselled the boy's parents to donate his organs and they finally agreed. Three green corridors were created to transport the organs to three hospitals. The boy's eyes were donated to Shroff Eye Hospital.

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