Their daughter’s death will be giving lives to many other people. Yes, this is what has been decided by the parents of the 22 years old Ms. Swarna Jaswant, who met with an accident as she fell from the terrace of her college straight to the ground and that too landing on her head.
Ms. Jaswant was the second year student of Vogue Institute of Technology, Doddaballapur. She was walking on her college terrace and suddenly slipped towards the glass roof following with the fall straight on the ground.
She was soon admitted at Columbia Asia Hospital, where since the incidence she was fighting for her life. Since the girl fell with her head downwards, the major affect of the fall got on her brain. Doctors in the hospital ran some tests over Ms. Swarna and found that the girl has suffered a severe brain stem injury along with a deep cut on her left thigh.
Finding such a severe injury in her brain gave very less hopes to doctors about her positive recovery. Finally, she was declared brain-dead on December 23 at the hospital premises after doctors noticed that she has stopped responding to brain stem reflexes.
“Following her brain scan, we found that there was severe bleeding in her brain stem, which had a direct link to her heart and lungs and she was put on a ventilator. On December 22, she did not respond to light reflexes, which is one of the conditions to declare her brain-dead”, said Dr. R. Chinnadurai, Intensivist at the hospital.
Swarna’s death has shattered her parents completely but the couple has proudly decided to donate organs of her daughter and to save as many other lives as possible.