The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has managed to retrieve organs of a 42-year-old brain dead man, the ninth cadaver donor this year.
AIIMS director M. C. Misra said, "We received a call from a private hospital in Delhi informing us about this patient and we brought him here on June 24, 2015. He was declared brain dead the next day and his kidneys, liver, heart and corneas were harvested."
A 48-year-old male suffering from dialectic cardiomyopathy, received the harvested heart and the kidneys were donated to two different males. Due to non-availability of a suitable recipient at AIIMS, his liver was offered to Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences and transplanted into a 54-year-old man suffering from acute and chronic liver failure. His corneas have been preserved at AIIMS eye bank for future use.
AIIMS Transplant Coordinator Rajeev Maikhuri said, "The deceased belonged to a Punjabi family in South Delhi and had two children. He complained of severe headache one morning earlier this month, after which the family rushed him to Rockland Hospital in Qutab institutional area. The patient was diagnosed with an aneurysm and declared brain steam dead the same day."
The wife, brother and mother of the deceased gave consent to retrieve his organs. "A team of 100 medical and nursing personnel, and technicians were involved in the whole process starting from 10 a.m. on June 24 till 10 a.m. the next day," he added.