Pune: A green corridor was created on Saturday between Solapur and Pune, which saved the life of a 44-year-old patient who was suffering from end-stage liver disease. The organ harvested was transported from Solapur to Pune in just three hours, which otherwise takes four to five hours.
The 24-year-old male donor was from Pandharpur. A driver by profession, he was declared brain dead at CNS Hospital Solapur on Friday after he met with an accident and suffered a severe head injury. His liver and kidneys were harvested at Ashwini Hospital, Solapur.
Sahyadri Hospital’s medical team, which had gone to Solapur on Friday to harvest the liver, left Solapur at 11.30 pm and reached Sahyadri Super Specialty Hospital in Deccan on Saturday at 2:30 am.
Dr Bipin Vibhute, Liver and Hepatobiliary surgeon at Sahyadri Hospital said the harvested liver was transplanted successfully on a 44-year-old male patient suffering from end-stage liver cirrhosis.
According to Zonal Transplant Coordination Center (ZTCC), one of the donor’s kidneys was handed over to a hospital in Solapur, while the other was brought to a Pune-based hospital.
Dr Ketan Apte, Unit head, Sahyadri Super Specialty Hospital, Deccan Gymkhana, said, “Thanks to the green corridor created by traffic police, this transportation was achieved in just 3 hours. We thank the traffic police team and ZTCC for creating this green corridor, which gave a new lease of life to a needy patient.”
The donor’s relatives decided to donate his important organs, which might give someone a new lease of life. Acting on this decision, the donor was shifted to Ashwini Hospital, Solapur, since CNS Hospital doesn’t have permission for organ retrieval. The deceased gave a lease of life to three needy patients.