The shocking death of his 35-year-old daughter is almost too hard for Jagan Mongan Periasamy to talk about. But knowing that Manisha’s death saved the lives of the three people who were promised organs made his pain a little bit better in some ways.
He said he was sure that more people would be saved because some of Manisha’s flesh and bones were also taken.
“We didn’t know who they were or what race or religion they were, but the fact that Manisha made them smile gave my family an indescribable feeling of happiness. “Thank God we know that before she died, all of her organs were used,” he told FMT.
Jagan Mongan said that Manisha had always helped people in need while she was alive, and he continued to do the same after she died. This is something he will remember for the rest of his life.
“I want everyone to know how important it is to give a kidney. It makes the people you leave behind happy. “When you leave her, it makes her loss less painful,” he said.
The donation leader at Sungai Buloh Hospital, Dr. Faiqah Nastasha Mohamed Sam, said that Manisha pawned all of her organs and tissues, which is rare in Malaysia.
“However, the only direct receivers were two kidneys and a liver. Their eyes and bones were taken and kept for use in the future. She told FMT, “The corneas could be kept for two weeks, but the bones could be kept for life.”
She said that when a pawnbroker dies, members of the organ donation team at the hospital often feel sad and happy at the same time.
She said that it was hard to see the donor’s family in pain. On the other hand, it warms the heart to see how happy people are for the people who get help.
“Seeing this makes us happy. Even though they don’t know who the donor is, they are always very thankful and thank God for giving them a second chance at life. Donors who have already died “They won’t feel that happiness, but their family will,” she said.
Faiqah, who was helped the whole time by nurse Zaidiana Yahya, said that the organ donation team got right to work when Jagan Mogan told them that his daughter had taken her organs before she died.
“It was around 8 a.m. on March 29, and we did two tests to make sure she was brain dead. In the meantime, we sent a blood sample to our lab, asked our radiology staff to do a scan, and told our local procurement team and the National Transplant Center (NTRC).
She said that NTRC had told the different transplant teams, including the cardiothoracic department of the National Heart Institute, the hepatobiliary department of Selayang Hospital, and the urinary departments of Selayang Hospital and Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
“Manisha was wheeled into our operating room at 2.30 am on March 30. The NTRC, hepatobiliary team (Selayang), urology team (Selayang), ophthalmology team (Sungai Buloh), and orthopaedic team (Sungai Buloh), as well as our anaesthesia and stripping teams, are waiting,” she said, adding that Selayang Hospital’s liver transplant team had mobilised to wait for the organ.