Ex-navyman offers to donate any organ for Siachen survivor

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Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian Navy’s ex-sailor S.S. Raju has expressed his willingness to donate any organ of his body to save the life of “fellow-brother” and Siachen miracle survivor Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, currently battling for life in an army hospital in New Delhi.

Moved by the indomitable spirit and plight of the soldier who survived all odds after being trapped for six days under tonnes of snow and ice following an avalanche on the treacherous icy warfield, Raju called up IANS Mumbai to make the offer.

“I request doctors at the Army Hospital (R&R) to contact me immediately and I can go to New Delhi… I am ready to donate any organ, including liver, kidney… We must save our fellow brother who is critical,” said Raju, a resident of Bhayander in adjoining Thane district.

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