Fifty year old brain dead patient gives new lease of life to four

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 13 January 2018

Dr Bipin Vibhute, Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon said the patient, working with a private company, was admitted at the hospital in December 2017.

PUNE: Suffering from Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, a fifty-year-old male patient at Sahyadri Super Specialty Hospital, Deccan gave a new lease of life to four people. This patient was declared brain dead on Friday after which his family volunteered for organ donation.

Dr Bipin Vibhute, Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon said the patient, working with a private company, was admitted at the hospital in December 2017.

He was suffering with Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, a condition where bleeding in the brain was diagnosed. Later he was not responding to medications and was declared brain dead on Friday.

After his family willingly agreed for organ donation, the transplant team from the hospital swung into action and transplanted the liver and kidney into a 32-year-old male and 57-year-old female respectively.

This noble act of organ donation led by the relatives of the brain-dead patient and Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC) has helped in giving a new lease of life to four people.

The retrieved liver was transplanted into a 32-year-old who was suffering from end stage Liver Cirrhosis at a city-based hospital. On the same day, one kidney of the donor was transplanted into a 57-year-old female suffering from chronic kidney disease whereas, the other kidney was sent to Nashik.

Donor’s eyes were donated and sent to another hospital in Pune.

Vibhute added that the team of doctors comprising Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeons, Transplant Anaesthetist and Critical Care Specialists, Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist and others successfully performed the transplant which was well coordinated by medical social workers at the hospital.

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