A young boy who died from a brain hemorrhage donated his organs to four strangers in a heartbreaking final gift following his death.
Western Sydney boy Deyaan Udani, seven, was holidaying with his family in Mumbai, India, when he began to complain about a headache in 2016.
The headache turned out to be a brain haemorrhage and moments later the little boy died with his organs given to complete strangers – including a seven-year-old girl.
His parents Rupesh and Mili Udani relived the heartbreaking moment they lost their son on Sunday remembering his kind-hearted spirit as a boy.
‘Deyaan was a very loving boy and loved helping others,’ Mr Udani said.
Seven-year-old Deyaan Udani (pictured), from Western Sydney, died following a brain haemorrhage in 2016
‘He once participated in a school carnival race. We advised him to run as fast as he could, but he still came last.
‘When we asked him why he came last, he replied he stopped to help a friend who fell while running. That is how Deyaan was.’
Deyaan had learned about organ donation in school with his sister just weeks before he fell sick.
His parents carried through his wish to donate his organs making Deyaan the youngest organ donor in India.
‘His heart was received by a seven-year-old girl who had less than a week to live,’ Ms Udani told 7NEWS.
Mr Udani and his family wanted to commemorate Deyaan’s selflessness and created an official day known as ‘Saffron Day’, which they celebrated on the weekend.
‘We came up with the idea of Saffron Day because orange was Deyaan’s favourite colour,’ his father, Rupesh Udani, said in satement on Sunday.
‘He wanted orange for his birthday, and he liked everything that was orange.
‘Saffron symbolises courage, strength and sacrifice, qualities seen in little Deyaan.’
Deeyan’s family (pictured) honourned the little boy’s wish to have his organs donated following his death
There are 1800 people on Australian transplant waiting lists at any one time, fat according to NSW Health
Deyaan’s family hope to encourage others to register as organ donors.
NSW Health reports there are 1,800 people on Australian transplant waiting lists at any one time.
In NSW last year, 122 residents became organ donors, while 319 residents received an organ transplant.
According to Donate Life, ‘organ, eye and tissue donation saves lives, restores health and improves the quality of life for thousands of Australians each year’.
One organ donor can save the lives of up to 7 people and help many more through eye and tissue donation.
Only a smal number of people can become an organ donor when they die.
A person must die in a hospital in specific circumstances, in an ICU or ED, as organs need to be functioning well to be considered for transplantation
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