HYDERABAD: In a rare act of kindness, parents of a four-day-old female infant donated her eyes and heart valves after she died in a city hospital on Monday.
This is perhaps the first time organs from such a young donor were harvested.
Parents Kishore Kumar and Hymavathi, and their relatives maintained that despite a short life, their child has given a new lease of life to others.
“We failed to save our first child. And that’s why we thought of helping children whose lives are in danger because of failing organs.
“We can only hope that other parents too follow our example,” said the father, an employee of the revenue department in Mahabubnagar district.
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