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Organs of Rawalpindi Man Save Seven Lives

Renewed Life Organs of Rawalpindi Man Save Seven Lives

The recent passing of Uzair bin Yasin has brought new hope and life to seven individuals through an unprecedented organ transplant procedure, marking a significant milestone in the medical history of Pakistan.


Uzair, a young man from Bagh district in Azad Kashmir, who ran a cosmetic store in Rawalpindi, tragically lost his life at the age of 36 due to brain death. His sisters, Dr. Seema and Dr. Sadaf, along with family members, made the compassionate decision to donate Uzair’s organs to save others when he was taken off the ventilator.

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Expert doctors from Bahria Safari Hospital and Pakistan Institute of Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) Lahore conducted the complex transplantation surgery. Led by Dr. Naveed Sarwar and Major General (retired) Dr. Arshad Mahmood, the medical team successfully transplanted Uzair’s two kidneys, liver, pancreas, and both eyes to seven recipients, including Raja Ali Riaz, Zainab Imtiaz, and Hamdan.

Raja Ali Riaz and Zainab Imtiaz, who had been battling kidney failure, have received kidney transplants and are now leading normal lives. Seven-year-old Hamdan, who received a portion of Uzair’s liver, is undergoing treatment in the ICU and is expected to recover soon. Hasnain Ahmed, suffering from diabetes complications, has also been given a new lease on life through a liver transplant. Furthermore, Uzair’s corneas have been transferred to the Al-Shifa Trust Hospital for transplantation into two separate patients.

Uzair’s family, including his wife Faiza Hussain, daughter Urwa Uzair, mother, and doctor sisters, have met the recipients of the donated organs. They find solace in knowing that Uzair’s compassionate spirit lives on through the lives he has saved.

Dr. Saim bin Saeed, Deputy Assistant Administrator of Bahria Safari Hospital, highlighted that this multi-organ transplant, involving seven recipients, is the first of its kind in Pakistan, underscoring the groundbreaking nature of the procedure and its profound impact on the lives of those involved.