Brain dead patient’s organs give new lease of life to three

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Pune: The family of a 19-year-old boy donated his body after he was declared brain dead. The lives of three people were saved by the donated kidneys and liver.

The young donor was a victim of an accident. He was severely injured while riding his motorcycle, without wearing a helmet. He was rushed to Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital where he was admitted for immediate treatment.

Pune: The family of a 19-year-old boy donated his body after he was declared brain dead. The lives of three people were saved by the donated kidneys and liver.

The young donor was a victim of an accident. He was severely injured while riding his motorcycle, without wearing a helmet. He was rushed to Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital where he was admitted for immediate treatment.

One of his kidneys was donated to a patient at Aditya Birla Hospital, where the renal transplant was done immediately. His liver was donated to a patient at Ruby Hall. His other kidney was sent to a patient in Nashik. All three patients were suffering from end-stage liver and kidney disease and this organ donation helped in saving their lives.

According to Dr Urvi Shukla, ICU Physician, the process of declaring a patient brain dead to broaching the subject of organ donation with the family is a delicate one and fraught with emotions and
uncertainties.

“The extreme grief of losing a near one and yet coming forward for the cause of doing good for the humanity is a courageous act by the family. The society is gradually getting sensitised to the concept of brain-stem death and organ donation. The donor programme is becoming a reality because of such selfless people,” said Shukla.

“This has resulted in the retrieval and transplant of four livers, eight kidneys and one heart. Moreover, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital has recently been recognised for liver transplants and the hospital will continue to relentlessly pursue donor organ retrievals and transplantations,”said Dubey.

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