Organ donation shoots up in state with six transplants under a week


first_imgKolkata: The city has witnessed two green corridors within a gap of six days through which organs were transported from one hospital to the other in less than 15 minutes for urgent transplantations.On the wee hours of Thursday, one of the kidneys and the liver obtained from a patient, who was declared brain dead by the doctors at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital on EM Bypass, were taken to SSKM Hospital for transplants on two patients.A similar incident had taken place on August 18 when the liver of a brain dead patient was transported to Apollo Gleneagles Hospital from SSKM for transplant, while her two kidneys were taken also out for transplants on two patients, who were undergoing renal treatment at SSKM Hospital. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAditi Sinha (59), a resident of Chitpur, was declared brain dead on Wednesday night at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital.The hospital authorities urged the family members of the deceased to donate her organs, thereby keeping her memories alive in the lives of others. After counselling, the family members agreed to donate her organs.All the necessary procedures were completed in minimum possible time, including clearance from the state Health department. The doctors later obtained her kidneys, liver and corneas. A green corridor facilitated by Kolkata police ensured that the donated liver reached SSKM Hospital on time from Apollo Gleneagles Hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOne of two kidneys and the liver were packed in a temperature-controlled box and sent in an ambulance to SSKM early on Thursday morning. The other kidney was transplanted on another patient at the private hospital itself.According to the sources at SSKM, the liver was transplanted on a 53-year-old patient, Chandicharan Ghosh, a resident of Nadia who was suffering for two years, while the kidney was given to another patient who was undergoing renal treatment at the hospital. The other kidney of the donor has been transplanted on Uma Parekh, a resident of Tangra, who was suffering for a while.These two separate incidents of organ transplants, within a gap of 6 days in the city, have opened up a new avenue, encouraging others to donate their organs.It may also be mentioned that the government’s continuous efforts to promote organ donation has once again proved fruitful. The incidents of organ donation have increased due to proactive efforts by the state Health department.It may be mentioned that family members of one Mira Dey, a middle-aged woman, who was declared dead at Apollo Gleneagles donated her organs but the hospital authority could not use them as they were in bad shape.last_img

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