KARACHI: Abdul Sattar Edhi, world renowned social worker and humanist, donated his both eyes after death which gave vision to two blind people, a spokesman of the SIUT said here on Saturday afternoon.
He said that the renowned social worker who died on Friday night after 10 years of treatment at SIUT was on dialysis since 2013 on thrice a week.
It was pointed out that over 150,000 people die of organ failure each year in Pakistan.
Edhi sahib was amongst the first of the 2,000 donors registered at SIUT who had pledged their organs after death.
The Edhi family as per his will donated both his eyes after he died at SIUT.
The two eyes were transplanted into two blind persons. The surgery was performed in the late afternoon by a team of surgeons of the Department of Ophthalmology at SIUT.
The death of Edhi sahib has given vision to two most deserving persons and this is how he had wished his legacy to continue after death.
`We all hope Edhi sahab’s donation will encourage others to save the lives of patients of end stage organ failure’, the official of the SIUT said. -APP