To serve people before self is the lesson that our long history has taught us.
Sutapa and her family knew the meaning of this line. She set an example even after her death when her long wait for kidney came to an end when she died of cardiac arrest but gave vision to two even after her death.
Sutapa Bose, 36 was suffering from kidney failure from last year. Her body needed an immediate kidney transplant to survive but she did not find a kidney.
She died on Tuesday due to cardiac arrest leaving her family alone. After her death, her family showed up a desire to donate her organs.
The desire partly got fulfilled when doctors refused to take away most of her organs as they had lost lives and had started to decompose but only the corneas of her eyes could revive that were enough to vision to two people.
The heart wrenching story of Sutapa has revealed that, critical patients in Bengal are left at fate's mercy.
This is not it. A kidney patient can still survive on dialysis; the delay is more fatal for patients with liver, heart and pancreas failure.
Nevertheless, her corneas were collected by Prova Eye Bank that were in good condition and were transplanted on two patients on Wednesday morning.
Phoenix raises from ashes, the desire to see of two patients have risen from Sutapa’s ashes.