Mangaluru: Thanks to her benevolence, Linda Sharon D'Souza's legacy lives on

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 19: In an incident reported from the city, a lady achieved fulfilment at the time of her demise by donating six of her organs to other patients and thus saving their precious lives. A brain-dead woman donated her organs to the people who were in dire need.

Linda Sharon D'Souza (41) from Kinnigoli was being treated for hypertension in Father Muller Hospital, Kankanady in the city. As her brain had stopped responding, her brothers decided to donate her organs. The procedure was performed in this respect on the evening of Sunday July 18.

Linda Sharon D'Souza

Linda's heart and lungs were given to MGM Hospital Chennai, liver to a hospital in Bengaluru, one of the two kidneys to KMC Hospital Manipal and the other to A J Hospital Mangaluru. Part of her skin was donated in order to perform graft on patients admitted in K S Hegde Hospital Deralakatte.

Her heart, liver and lungs were taken to Mangaluru airport by an ambulance on Sunday evening. From there, the organs were transported to Chennai and Bengaluru. Mangaluru police arranged for green corridor for the ambulance from the hospital to the airport.

Linda was employed in a bank at Bengaluru. Four years back, she left her job and started to reside with her mother because of her hypertension problem. As her health complications aggravated, she had been admitted into Fr Muller Hospital on July 11.

In addition to Dr Venkatesh M, who was being consulted for her health problems for the last four years, Dr Raghavendra, Dr Geovar Lobo and Dr Manjunath J too were treating her. During the CT scan, it was found that blood had clotted in her brain and she was unconscious. She was admitted into ventilator bed in the intensive care unit. On Saturday, her brain stopped responding, said medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr Uday Kumar. The fact that it is impossible for her to survive was brought to the notice of her brothers, Lancy Prakash D'Souza and Santosh D'Souza and they were asked whether they would like to donate her organs. As the brothers responded positively, 'Jeeva Sarthakathe', the state government's organization that is the only authority to decide on organ donations and transplants, was contacted, and arrangement to donate the organs were made.

Teams of experts from Benglauru and Chennai had arrived on Sunday morning. The work of seggragating the organs and dissection began at 12.30 pm and ended by 5.30 pm.

Lancy Prakash D'Souza and Santosh D'Souza said that the organ donation has enabled the organs of their sister to live on through others, and that this also has resulted in her life getting fulfilled.

Padma Venur and Lavina D’Souza from Jeeva Saarthakathe organisation, Father Muller Charitable Institution director Fr Richard Coelho, PRO Dr Kelvin Pais, kidney transplant coordinator Father Muller’s Reshma, hospital and police staffs, Father Muller Hospital medical superintendent Dr Uday Kumar K, also played a part in the entire success operation. 






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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    This selfless act of humanitarianism by Linda's brothers will enable 6 sick persons to regain their health, and enable them to continue as useful members of society. May Almighty God bless all of Linda's family members and may they be a source of inspiration to others to come forward to pledge their body organs, when their turn comes to leave this world. May Linda's soul rest in peace.

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  • Babitha Manish Shetty, Mangaluru/Mira Road East, Thane, Maharashtra

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Best decision taken by Linda's brothers. Linda is indeed blessed to have been able to contribute in an exemplary manner even in death !!! Blessed is Linda's mom to have given birth to such a daughter. Thanks to the Almighty for enabling this Act. Great work by the Father Muller's hospital and all those connected with this endeavour. Those at St. Bridgitta's Hostel, & Standard Chartered Finance, Bengaluru feel blessed to have crossed Linda's path in our life's journey. Sacred & fulfilling end, indeed !!!

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Big thanks to Linda's brothers Lancy and Santhosh, for agreeing to donate her organs to other patients and thus saving their precious lives. May Linda's soul rest in peace.

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  • Denis Lobo, Kadri Kaibattal Bendoor

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Dear Linda many peoples witness the light of the world through the organs donated by you.Your memories will be cherished always for your generosity by the organ recipient's always in their lifetime.Thanks for your brothers for taking such a couragious decision on your brains death.May Almighty God Bless you abundantly for such a great sacrifice to the humanity.Rest in peace always.May our Merciful God Console your beloved mother brothers and all family members.

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  • Charles, Karkala

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    May the good Lord grant you eternal bliss dear sister and bless your family. You are living in so many even in your death.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Sharon has given to society more than anyone living person or business man can donate on earth, she has given extended life to so many people. Great work done by her 2. Brother's to keep their sister memory alive. Sharon has surely gained eternal bliss in paradise because of her contribution towards saving life.

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  • Reshma Monteiro, Hebri

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Well done my dear brothers Prakash and Santhosh

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  • Brian, Kankanady

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    So kind hearted brothers. This act of generosity will be rewarded surely, by God in their lives.

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  • Fredrick Sequeira, Kallianpur

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Humby biw down n salute you.May Jesus Most Merciful n Divine Saviour grant unto you eternal glory.

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  • Daniel, Udupi

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Noble act. May her soul RIP and the Lord grant Eternal Life. one such news, yes one any kind gesture among all the negative news would enough to cleanse and make positive spirit in minds.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Well Done! Saved lives of many, But a ray of hope for hopeless cases. Thousands of healings from death bed including virus side effects as per testimonies received by Gifted and Anointed Priest Fr Dr Jose Vettiyankal of Logos Retreat Centre, Bangalore who conducts free online healing prayer service everyday between 15:00 to 16:30 for all faiths, including doctors and hopeless cases. Also he blesses the Holy Oil, Water, salt for healing, online. Following video of previous service... (Northern India by Indian Prophet Bajinder Singh, Sunday services)

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  • Alphonso D'souza, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    An exemplary sacrifice even in death. A lot of us must learn from this. Those who speak about religion and religious politics ... my request is to read this news item and see.... has she donated her organs to any Christians or Hindus or Muslims or Sikhs alone??? 6 people perhaps from various religions have received life afresh. We salute you young lady. May you rest in Peace with the Creator. God bless your parents who must be very proud of you.

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  • AJAI RODRIGUES, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Kind gesture even at the time of most pain is clearly visible and felt. My heartfelt condolences to the family of Linda. Their long lasting kind actions will save multiple lives and inspire many of us. May the departed soul of Linda rest in peace.

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  • Gilbert John Pinto, Bangalore/Bejai

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    No donation is greater than donating one's own organs. Linda is dead and gone yet she lives on in the bodies of her fellow humans through her organs. God bless her brothers who consented to the organ donation.

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Proud of you sister. On behalf of all the recipients of your benevolent actions we thank you. May you and your memory live forever as you set an example to all of us.

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  • Fr. Faustine L. Lobo, Bantwal/Bangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Exemplary attitude by the brothers of Linda for a very good soul. She was a kind and generous person and a soft spoken gentle lady. I knew her for several years. Definitely this kind work will help her gain the good will of God. may her soul rest in peace. May she enjoy the bliss of God eternally.

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