A Naval Air Ambulance aided for the heart transplant to a 27-year-old woman suffering from a rare disease. The heart was donated by a teenager who was declared brain-dead following a road accident.
Vishal, 15, from Mukkola in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, had suffered severe head injury after he was hit by a speeding car on July 16, when he was his way school. He was admitted to Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College where he was declared brain dead last evening.
‘A team of doctors at the Lisie Hospital claimed that they have successfully transplanted the heart in Sandhya of Thrissur who was suffering from a rare heart disease.’
When officials in Kerala government's Mrithasanjeevani, Kerala Network of Organ Sharing, contacted members of Vishal's family, they agreed to donate his organs, including heart, liver and kidneys.
While his heart was brought to Kochi hospital, kidneys were donated to two patients at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan intervened to arrange the Naval air ambulance to transport the organs to ensure that they reach the recipients in time.
A team of doctors at the Lisie Hospital here claimed that they have successfully transplanted the heart in Sandhya of Thrissur who was suffering from a rare heart disease.
"Surgery is a success," a hospital spokesperson said after the five-hour-long transplantation surgery.