Green Corridor Created To Save Two Kidney Failure Patients In Delhi

by Shirley Johanna on  February 8, 2016 at 12:30 PM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
A green corridor was created by the Delhi Police to transport the organs harvested from a brain-dead patient in Delhi. Two kidney failure patients got a fresh lease of life, thanks to the noble deed of a family in donating organs of a brain-dead patient and some timely help from Delhi Police.
Green Corridor Created To Save Two Kidney Failure Patients In Delhi
Green Corridor Created To Save Two Kidney Failure Patients In Delhi

A 38-km green corridor was created on February 7, from the Max Super Specialty Hospital in Shalimar Bagh to its Vasant Kunj branch where the two end-stage kidney failure patients were admitted, the hospital said in a statement.

‘An estimated 500,000 people await organ donation in India, but only 5 percent of them receive a second lease of life. ’
While it took only 37 minutes and 45 seconds for a team of experts and police to deliver the organs harvested from a 62-year-old brain-hemorrhaged woman patient, a team of doctors - Dr Sonal Gupta, Dr Waheed Zaman and Dr Vikas Aggarwal - worked for more than eight hours to ensure a smooth harvesting and transplanting procedure.

"The team worked tirelessly to ensure that the two kidney transplants are carried out successfully. The noble decision of the donor's family has given a new lease of life to two people. We are proud to be a part of such a brave act. We hope millions of others take inspiration from the family of the 62-year old lady," Dr Zaman said.

On January 7, a 32-km green corridor from the same hospital in Shalimar Bagh to its Saket branch facilitated transportation of the heart of a 17-year-old road accident victim in 45 minutes 27 seconds. The heart was transplanted into a 46-year-old woman with dilated cardiomyopathy and suffering from end-stage heart failure.

Source: IANS

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