In Her Death, 15-Year-Old Siddhi Samriddhi Saves Two Lives

Berhampur: In her death, 15-year-old Siddhi Samriddhi of Berhampur has saved two lives. While one of her kidneys was transplanted in a patient undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack, another was transplanted in a patient undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

According to reports, Siddhi, a student of De Paul School here suddenly fell ill after complaining of a headache on Saturday.

Her parents Sapan Kumar Bindhani and mother Dr Sunita Pradhan first got her treated at Berhampur and as her condition deteriorated they took her to Sum Ultimate Hospital at Bhubaneswar for better treatment.

Attending doctors after conducting ultrasonography of her brain found that there was a serious problem in it and she would survive for a few hours.

Crestfallen that their child would be living for a few hours, Sapan and Dr Sunita decided to donate her organs so that the lives of other patients could be saved.

As her brain was damaged, only her two kidneys and no other organs could be removed for transplantation while she was alive.

She has given a fresh lease of life to two persons from Rourkela and Kendrapara with her kidneys transplanted into them.