Case Studies

By becoming an organ donor you could help up to nine people in real need.

It’s important to understand the choices you have and why having a conversation with close members of your family and friends about your decision can help.

We are delighted that we have a number of Jain and Hindu personal stories from donor families, patients waiting for an organ transplant and transplant recipients. We will continue to include more stories, and if you know of anyone who may be interested in sharing their story, please contact us at info@jhod.org.uk

Donor Families

Marking the World Kidney Day 2022

Marking the World Kidney Day 2022

NHSBT took a moment to consider living kidney donation this World Kidney Day on Monday 10th March and shared the powerful story of JHOD Secretary Prafula Shah and her niece Shakti across their social media channels to raise awareness of living donation. Living donor transplantation opens up opportunities for patients waiting for a kidney transplant by minimising the time people need to rely on dialysis and by offering patients who wait for the longest chance of a successful transplant.

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Bharat Kakkad

Bharat Kakkad

Shivum's father, Bharat, fell ill suddenly one morning in May 2019 at home. He sadly never regained consciousness and died a few days later in hospital. He had suffered a cardiac arrest causing hundreds of tiny strokes. He was only 63. The family had never spoken about organ donation. However,...

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Kurran Mehta

Kurran Mehta

19-year-old Kurran's mother Pragna Mehta-Patel fulfilled his wishes by donating his organs following a fatal car accident which saved four lives and has inspired many others to sign up to save lives. Kurran had always been a giver and signed up on the organ donation register when he applied for...

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Organ Recipients

Marking the World Kidney Day 2022

Marking the World Kidney Day 2022

NHSBT took a moment to consider living kidney donation this World Kidney Day on Monday 10th March and shared the powerful story of JHOD Secretary Prafula Shah and her niece Shakti across their social media channels to raise awareness of living donation. Living donor transplantation opens up opportunities for patients waiting for a kidney transplant by minimising the time people need to rely on dialysis and by offering patients who wait for the longest chance of a successful transplant.

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Jyoti Jadav

Jyoti Jadav

I’ve finally had my kidney transplant and my new kidney means a new life for me. We’ve been here before, but now I have my life back. I can do the things I’ve wanted to do, no more physical and emotional pain. Having a kidney donated to me by a wonderful person who lost their life but...

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Sandeep Shah

Sandeep Shah

For more than 20 years, Sandeep Shah lived with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy – a rare, genetic condition affecting the heart muscle and at the start of 2019, his world came crashing down around him. Attending an elective ablation procedure to help him better manage his heart...

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Living Donors

Marking the World Kidney Day 2022

Marking the World Kidney Day 2022

NHSBT took a moment to consider living kidney donation this World Kidney Day on Monday 10th March and shared the powerful story of JHOD Secretary Prafula Shah and her niece Shakti across their social media channels to raise awareness of living donation. Living donor transplantation opens up opportunities for patients waiting for a kidney transplant by minimising the time people need to rely on dialysis and by offering patients who wait for the longest chance of a successful transplant.

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Harsha Kothary & Kirit Kothary

Harsha Kothary & Kirit Kothary

I am a great believer that when you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path. My husband Kirit suffered from high blood pressure and Crone’s disease for several years and in 2011 he was diagnosed with scars on his kidney which affected his kidney function. In...

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Roopa Rana & Nuri

Roopa Rana & Nuri

In 2010 I was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy, also known as Berger's disease, a kidney disease that occurs when an antibody called immunoglobulin A (IgA) builds up in your kidneys. Eventually, my kidneys were not able to filter waste from my blood. I was monitored for over two...

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