Cadaveric Donor Family Hailed By Odisha CM, To Be Felicitated With Suraj Award

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hailed the cadaveric kidney donor Suchitra Dash’s family for taking the noble step of organ donation.

The CM praised the great sacrifice made by the family of Das by donating her kidneys, which saved the lives of two patients. The family will be felicitated with Suraj award, the annual award announced by the state government in November 2019 to promote organ donation.

He also congratulated the entire medical team of Apollo Hospitals, which facilitated the transplant, and members of State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO) without which the worthy recipients would not have been found.

The second cadaveric kidney transplant in Odisha was successfully conducted by the doctors at the Apollo Hospitals and AMRI Hospital in Bhubaneswar late on Wednesday night.

 Suchitra (56), a native of Labour Colony at Raja Bagicha in Cuttack, was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on February 23 after she was critically injured in a road accident.

However, the doctors declared her brain dead on Wednesday. After counseling by the doctors and staff, the husband of the deceased Gopal Chandra Dash consented to donate both the kidneys to further the noble cause of organ donation.

The hospital authorities later informed the matter to the SOTTO, which identified two patients to undergo the transplant. The process to remove both the kidney of the deceased then began at around 7 pm.

One kidney was translated on Jagannath Sura (55) of Chhatrapur area in Ganjam district, undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospitals at around 12 am, and the other was taken to the AMRI Hospital, where the doctors transplanted it on Minati Samantaray, a native of Berhampur, late in the night.

The first-ever cadaveric organ transplant in the State was successfully conducted at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack on February 4. The kidney of 26-year-old donor Priyankarani Patra was transplanted on Khirod Sahoo after a three-hour-long surgery at the SCB.

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