Brain-dead patient’s organs gives new lease of life to two

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 24 October 2018

A 42-year-old woman from Satara was declared brain-dead at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH). Her kidney and liver gave a new lease of life to two patients at a city-based general hospital.

Pune: A 42-year-old woman from Satara was declared brain-dead at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH). Her kidney and liver gave a new lease of life to two patients at a city-based general hospital. This marks the 10th kidney transplant and second liver transplant at the hospital.

According to the hospital officials, the woman met with an accident on September 9 at Satara while she was on a bike. She was rushed to the hospital. For further treatment, she was transferred to SGH at 2 am on September 10. However, her condition deteriorated and she was declared brain-dead at 6 pm on September 11. With counselling from doctors and social workers, the family agreed to donate the kidney as well as liver to two patients from the hospital.

The kidney was donated to a 38-year-old male, a rickshaw driver from Indapur, who was suffering from kidney problems from 2012. The driver was on dialysis since 2014. Every week he has to undergo dialysis twice.

He has a 12-year-old daughter and a nine-year-old son. Due to financial problems, the recipient was with SGH and was taking treatment under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana.

The liver was donated to a 54-year-old man who is a former defense personnel. He is from  Satara. He has a joint family. He registered his name with the hospital after he got to know that the hospital performs liver transplant surgery. 

Speaking about the facilities in the hospital, officials said that hospital has facilities at cheaper rates as compared to private facilities.

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