Edhi’s eyes become source of vision for two blind persons

Published July 9, 2016
Doctors at SIUT successfully transplant the corneas donated by Edhi into two blind persons. —APP/File
Doctors at SIUT successfully transplant the corneas donated by Edhi into two blind persons. —APP/File

KARACHI: The two corneas donated by philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi after his death on Friday were successfully transplanted into two blind persons, read a statement issued by Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplant on Saturday.

The hospital said “Edhi sahab was amongst the first of the 2,000 donors registered at SIUT who have pledged their organs after death. The Edhi family donated both his eyes after he died at SIUT and fulfilled his will.”

“The surgery was performed in the late afternoon by a team of surgeons of the department of ophthalmology at SIUT,” the institute notified.

“The death of Edhi sahab has given vision to two most deserving persons and this is how he had wished his legacy to continue after death.”

The world renowned social worker and humanist died after 10 years of treatment at SIUT and since 2013 he was on thrice a week dialysis.

We all hope Edhi sahab’s donation will encourage others to save the lives of patients of end stage organ failure, read the SIUT statement.

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