KARACHI – The two corneas donated by Renowned philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who died on Friday night at the ripe age of 92, is serving the needy even beyond the grave as his corneas have been transplanted into two blind people, restoring their ability to see for good.
According to a statement issued by Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplant (SIUT), Edhi was one of the 2,000 people who had pledged their body organs after death and the Edhi family donated both his eyes after he died at SIUT on Friday.
“The successful surgery was performed in the late afternoon on Saturday by a team of surgeons of the department of ophthalmology at SIUT,” the statement added.
“The death of Edhi sahab 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,” read the SIUT statement.
Earlier on Saturday, Abdul Sattar Edhi was laid to rest at Edhi Village in Karachi, following a state funeral which was attended by President Mamnoon Hussain, the three armed services chiefs, two chief ministers, the Sindh governor and thousands of others including political and rights activists.