Our National Heroes

Muhammad Zahid

Muhammad zahid

Mr. Zahid, 60 who was jobless and a patient of diabetes and end stage kidney disease. He was on maintenance dialysis for the past ten months. During his treatment he and his wife saw several patients who had come with chronic kidney failure but their transplantation could not be take place because of lack of family donors. Perturbed by the sad state of affair, he always used to say that he wanted to donate his organs and tissues after his death to others. Mr. Zahid was further motivated by the recent selfless and altruistic donation of Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi’s corneas. He and his wife contacted SIUT’s for organ donation and filled the pledge form for deceased organ donation after which he was issued a donor card that he kept with him at all times. When the condition of Zahid worsened and he succumbed to his serious illness, she took the initiative to honor her deceased husband’s desire and requested for the retrieval of his organs and tissues after his death for transplantation to deserving patients. His corneas were implanted into 2 patients. The first recipient was Mr. Arshad Ali, 42 years of age and a vegetable vendor, resident of Shah Faisal Colony, whereas the second recipient was Mr. Waleed Raza, 27 years from Quetta jobless due to his blindness.