I read somewhere in 1999, Mr. Pothen ,40, died of brain hemorrhage .The news of Mr. Pothen’s family’s kind gesture of donating his heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, eyes and skin to give life to 6 more others to live. By donating his organs, they made his life purposeful, such readiness and magnanimity on the part of brain dead patient’s relatives and cooperation between hospitals can do wonders in the field of organ transplant. The more people who pledge to donate their organs after their death, the more people stand to benefit. Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving gift to others.
There is a desperate need for more donors. Many people die while waiting for a transplant. If we had a few crusaders like Mr. Pothen, for organ donation, we would never have shortage of organs and the cadaver organ donation programme would just take off. 'To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.'
'This kind gesture becomes an eye opener to one and all who can join his bandwagon.