- Gangaram’s brain dead woman’s family decides to donate organs
- Heart, liver and kidneys were transplanted to different patients
- 58-year-old man was waiting for a liver transplant for 2 years
- To Heart Ams, given to another Kidley Private Hospital
A woman (43) gave new life to 5 people while leaving. She became brain dead during treatment. The family made the difficult decision to donate the organ by forgetting the sorrow of death, giving life to 5 people, who felt their lives coming out of their hands waiting for the donation. After being brain dead, the woman’s heart was transplanted to a patient in AIIMS. One liver and one kidney were transplanted to two different patients at Gangaram Hospital, while one kidney was given to another private hospital.
On 20 May, the woman arrived at the Emergency of Gangaram Hospital due to severe headaches and vomiting. He did not know Covid. Investigation revealed that severe brain haemorrhage occurred. The woman went brain dead during treatment. She left behind her 21-year-old son and husband. Being brain dead, the counselor of the organ donation team of the hospital approached. When counseling, the family went ahead and showed courage and got ready for organ donation.
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There was a person in the waiting list for 2 years
Naimish N. Mehta, Cheyraman doctor of the hospital’s liver transplant, said that a team of doctors extracted the organs. A liver transplant was done in a 58-year-old man who had been on the venting list for more than 2 years, he had given up hope of surviving his life. This organ donation gave him a new life. One kidney was transplanted to the hospital and given to heart AIIMS, while one kidney was given to a private hospital. The remaining parts were sent to other hospitals in Delhi-NCR.
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Many people are waiting for organ donation
Dr. Mehta said that the list of transplants through cadaver organs is very long. Ganga Ram Hospital currently has 179 patients waiting for cadaver liver and 484 patients cadaver kidney transplant, while it is between 0.65 to 1 per million in the country, compared to 35 per million in Spain and 26 in the US.
The chairman of the hospital, Dr. D.S. Rana said that we have always been ahead in the cadaver donation awareness program. We have created a separate portal for those who want to donate their organs after their death. He expressed his gratitude to the family of the deceased for this noble cause of organ donation.