Brain-dead man’s organs save three lives

Sakal Times
Sunday, 7 January 2018

The donor died because of brain damage due to an electric shock. He was admitted at SGH since January 3 and lost his battle on Saturday. The medical staff and doctors at the hospital convinced his family to donate his vital organs to save three more lives

Pune: The family of a 21-year-old brain-dead man donated his liver and two kidneys to save three lives. The retrieval of the organs was done at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) making it the first retrieval of the year for the government-run medical establishment.

The donor died because of brain damage due to an electric shock. He was admitted at SGH since January 3 and lost his battle on Saturday. The medical staff and doctors at the hospital convinced his family to donate his vital organs to save three more lives.

In the past one-and-half-years, SGH has witnessed six organ retrievals among which three were women.

The major operation of retrieval, as well as donation, happens for free at the State-run hospital giving a respite to economically challenged families.

One of the retrieved kidneys was donated to SGH while the other was given to Aditya Birla Hospital in Pimpri-Chinchwad. The liver was taken to Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune.

Doctors at SGH said that a 40-year-old recipient at SGH who received the kidney was in a critical stage as both his kidneys were not functional anymore.

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