The family of Sydney resident, seven-year-old Deyaan Udani, donated his heart, kidneys and liver to four critically ill people, three of whom were minors, after doctors declared him brain dead, the Mumbai Mirror reports.

Deyaan was travelling through India with his family when he suffered from a blood clot in the brain after several days of complaining about severe headaches.

He was rushed to hospital on the last day of the family trip and underwent emergency surgery at Mumbai Hospital, but died there on Saturday.

“He kept sinking every day,” said Dr Sucheta Desai, the transplant coordinator at the Hinduja Hospital.

Dr Desai said the family were very understanding and supportive when doctors declared their son brain dead.

“It was a rare sight of deep emotions and strength at the same time,” he said.

Deyaan’s family quickly made the decision to donate his organs, and his heart went to a two-and-a-half-year-old girl suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy.

Deyaan’s mother, Mili, said the family made the decision because her son wanted to be a donor.

“Recently, Deyaan and his sister were taught about organ donation in school and how one can be listed as an organ donor on the driving licence. The kids came home and asked us if we were listed,” Mili told the Mumbai Mirror.

“Deyaan said that when he grows up, he would like to be an organ donor.”

Share your comments below.

  • Hopefully family take comfort in knowing that their little boy gave others life.
    May he rest in peace.


  • poor family losing their treasured son, but how lovely they have saved other families from going through the same loss because of their kind organ donation. A truly remarkable family.


  • this is the gift of life and it is something that can never be re=payed. Their son’s memory and legacy lives on now.


  • It must be very difficult to lose their little boy but it is so wonderful that they were able to give others a chance at life.


  • I’m so sorry that this family lost their son.
    What a difficult but wonderful decision to donate his organs


  • Poor boy! The family made a very beautiful gesture donating his organs.


  • I hope the recipients are able to thank the family for their generosity provided during this very difficult time. I cannot begin to imagine how hard this must be for the donor family – sudden loss of such a young life.


  • Lke gd


  • Thank you to his beautiful family for the life saving gift they gave, I truly could not understand how hard this decision must have been for them. I send them my condolences and wish them all the best in the healing process.


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