Brain-dead man gives new lease of life to many

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 23 February 2019

“One kidney was sent to a private hospital in Nashik and other to a patient in SGH in Pune. The patient who received the second kidney from Pune has been taking treatment at SGH for last two years. This hospital is now giving assistance to patients from all walks of life as this was the 14th kidney transplant in SGH for free,” said SGH Acting Dean Dr Murlidhar Tambe.

PUNE: A 26-year-old brain-dead patient donated heart, liver, both kidneys at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH). The youth with an accident on Pune-Satara highway on February 14 and was declared brain-dead on February 20.

He was originally from Ambejogai. His father is a farmer and mother a homemaker. He was working in a private company in Bhosari, Pune. After the accident, the patient was admitted in a private hospital and was  shifted to Sassoon General Hospital on February 18. 

The relatives were convinced to donate the vital organs of the patient, said the doctors at the hospital. Officials at SGH said that as per the Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC), heart and liver were sent to private hospitals in the city.

“One kidney was sent to a private hospital in Nashik and other to a patient in SGH in Pune. The patient who received the second kidney from Pune has been taking treatment at SGH for last two years. This hospital is now giving assistance to patients from all walks of life as this was the 14th kidney transplant in SGH for free,” said SGH Acting Dean Dr Murlidhar Tambe.

Dr Suresh Patankar, Dr Rajashree Shrotri, Dr Bhalchandra Kashyapi, Dr Ameya Patil, Dr Abhay Sadare, Dr Sashikala Sangale, Dr Rohan Dharapawar, Dr Shardul Date and others  helped the patient and his family.

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