Soldier In Delhi Gets New Lease Of Life After Receiving ‘Brain Dead’ Jawan’s Heart From Siachen

An Indian Army soldier got a new lease of life at Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital after he was transplanted a heart from a 29-year-old brain dead soldier. The heart of the brain-dead soldier was airlifted for transplantation from the Siachen base medical facility to the R&R Hospital in the national capital on Wednesday.

NK Rao, suffering from multiple organ dysfunction, received the help after the doctors treating him raised a nationwide alert pleading donors to come forward for the organ donation so as to save his life.

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Nearly a week after their request, NK Rao received a heart from another Army Jawan who has been declared brain dead by doctors. The organ was donated after the family members of the 29-year-old soldier gave their consent.

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