Second Cadaveric Kidney Transplant In Odisha Saves Two Lives


Bhubaneswar: The second cadaveric kidney transplant successfully conducted by the doctors at the Apollo Hospitals and AMRI Hospital in Bhubaneswar late on Wednesday night saved the life of two patients.

According to sources, Suchitra Dash (56), a native of Labour Colony at Raja Bagicha in Cuttack, met with a road accident and was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on February 23 in a critical condition.

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 the needy to further the noble cause of organ donation.

The hospital authorities later informed the matter to the State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO). The process to remove both the kidney of the deceased began at around 7 pm after SOTTO named two patients to undergo the transplant.

After three hours, the doctors removed the two kidneys at around 10 pm and transplanted one kidney on Jagannath Sura (55) of Chhatrapur area in Ganjam district undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospitals at around 12 am.

The other kidney 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 SCB.

Doctors of Apollo Hospitals in Bhubaneswar had declared Priyankarani Patra, a resident of Ganjam district’s Digapahandi, brain dead days after she sustained critical injuries in a road accident, following which her family members agreed to donate her organs.

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