Eight Lives Saved Through Organ Donation

by Sheela Philomena on  March 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) doctors saved eight lives through cadaver organ donation.

The donor was a 45-year-old woman victim of a road accident who received severe head injuries, and was declared brain dead March 27, the hospital said.
 Eight Lives Saved Through Organ Donation
Eight Lives Saved Through Organ Donation

The husband and brother of the deceased agreed to sign the consent form, allowing the donation of her liver, heart valves, kidneys and corneas.

"The Organ Retrieval and Banking Organisation was alerted, and the AIIMS transplant coordinator counselled the family for organ donation," said an AIIMS statement.

The organ retrieval was done by a team of AIIMS doctors and subsequently transplanted later in the day.

The kidneys were transplanted to an adult and a paediatric recipient, and the liver also to a recipient. The heart valves and corneas were preserved to be transplanted to suitable recipients later.

Source: IANS

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