Our National Heroes

Shamim Bano


Shamim Bano 22 years old, from the Hunza valley, professionally a dedicated social worker, met an accident in January 2005 and was brought to the Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi in a critical condition. She was placed in the Intensive care unit. Even with the best of care by expert doctors, the young girl was finally declared brain dead. Members of her family expressed that their sister/daughter who had helped so many helpless people during her life time also wished to donate her organs. AKUH doctors approached SIUT team for consideration of possible cadaveric renal transplantation. Her kidneys were transplanted at SIUT and her corneas were donated to the Layton Rehmatullah Benevolent Trust.