‘My son’s heart went to a seven-year-old who had only 10 days to live’: new podcast

Blacktown Hospital intensive care specialist Dr Dhaval Ghelani and Saffron Day founder Rupesh Udani.

The topic of organ donation may not be the easiest conversation to have, but expressing your wish to become an organ donor may save lives, like in young Deyaan’s case.

Deyaan was seven years old when he learned about organ donation at school and excitedly shared his new knowledge with his father Rupesh, who was apprehensive about the topic.

Tragically, just a few months later, Deyaan suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage on a family holiday in India.

On this episode of Western Sydney Health Check, Rupesh shares how his son’s decision to become an organ donor saved four lives. Deyaan became the youngest multiple-organ donor in India.

To honor his legacy, Deyaan’s parents created Saffron Day to encourage more people to register as organ and tissue donors.

Rupesh is joined by Dr Dhaval Ghelani, intensive care senior specialist at Blacktown Hospital. He takes us through common misconceptions and explains in which cases organ donation can take place.

If you have previously registered to be an organ donor when getting your driver’s license, this may no longer be valid. New registration takes a minute.

Listen to this episode here, visit the Donate Life website to register and on this Saffron Day, October 22, wear orange to honor Deyaan.