Brain Dead Woman’s Organs To Save 6 Lives In Odisha, Bengal & TN
Bhubaneswar: A grieving family of Odisha’s Berhampur could save the lives of six severely-ill patients in different parts of the country by donating multiple organs of a brain-dead woman.
AMRI Hospital here facilitated the cadaver transplantation. “The cadaver organ retrieval involved the successful harvesting and transportation of the donor’s heart, liver, lungs and kidneys,” a hospital release said.
Krishna Panda, the donor from Berhampur, was admitted to AMRI on November 1 in a comatose state after a road accident. She had suffered severe traumatic brain injury with poor chances of revival. Her relatives gave consent for the donation of organs the following day. “After certifying her as brain dead on November 3 following the necessary assessment tests, we started the coordination process for multi organ harvesting and donation with the help of State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization,” said AMRI medical superintendent Dr Siddharth Mishra.
He said that this was the second such case where multiple vital organs were harvested from a single donor in Odisha. “Two lungs, as many kidneys, and a liver were harvested from the woman. The heart could not be retrieved due to some issues,” he added.
While the lungs were transported to Chennai, the liver was sent to Kolkata. The kidneys were sent to SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack.
Group medical director and unit head of AMRI Bhubaneswar Dr Rohit Jaswal said the Commissioner Police helped the teams create the green corridor for smooth and quick transport of the harvested organs.