What a brave girl!! An angel! May she rest in peace and may God
give her family courage.
Ruby Nagra's organ donations saved five lives in UK
London, Nov. 21, 2008
NRI Ruby Nagra, 18, of Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, has died
from meningitis on Friday, Nov. 14, after she contracted a severe
form of the infection for the past six weeks. Ruby Nagra's family
authorized doctors to give the organs to patients waiting for
transplants. In few hours after her death, her heart, one lung,
liver and kidneys were given to patients for transplants.
Six weeks ago, Ruby attended Nottingham Trent University as
an education and psychology student when telephone her mother
that she had an eye infection and had been advised to attend an
eye clinic in the city.
Her mother, Jasvinder Kaur said:
- I remember we had a conversation in a pub where she said 'Mum,
if somebody needs something when I die, then I would give it
to them', so we knew what she would have wanted.
- Her heart, one lung, liver and kidneys were given to patients
desperate for transplants.
- I thought I was biased, being her mother, but everyone else
thought she was great, too
- We are so proud of what she has done.
- We wanted to thank the doctors and nurses who treated Ruby.
Satnam Lehal, her uncle said, "Ruby was bubbly, energetic
and makes one other person think about donating, something has
come of it."
She attended Kirby Muxloe Primary School, Brookvale High, in
Groby, Groby Community College and Regents College. She always
wanted to work with children after university and had helped out
The family wanted to thank the doctors and nurses who treated
Ruby, who also leaves two sisters, aged 13 and 15, and her dad,
Nottingham Trent University's spokesperson said: "We were
extremely saddened to hear of this death and our thoughts are
with the family and friends at this very sad time."
The Government rejected introducing "presumed consent",
which would have allowed organs to be removed without the patient
having given explicit permission. Such a change had been publicly
backed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Liam Donaldson, the
Chief Medical Officer.