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Heart Travels 22 Km in 38 Minutes to Give a New Lease of Life for a 13-Year-Old

by Reshma Anand on  October 10, 2015 at 11:32 AM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
A timely green corridor created on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road enabled a heart transplant to be performed by rushing a live cadaver heart over a distance of 21.9 km from Fortis hospital to Delhi's AIIMS in 38 minutes and 55 seconds.
Heart Travels 22 Km in 38 Minutes to Give a New Lease of Life for a 13-Year-Old
Heart Travels 22 Km in 38 Minutes to Give a New Lease of Life for a 13-Year-Old
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Peak hour traffic and a security code set up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's movement gave the right of way to transport the live cadaveric heart through the piling traffic.

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Perfect coordination between all stakeholders and patience exhibited by the general public helped in creating the Green Corridor through which the live heart was transported successfully.

The heart taken from a 34-year-old road accident victim for a 13-year-old boy was seamlessly transported from Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon's sector 44 to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.

The cardiac transplant team from AIIMS arrived at the facility and the heart was harvested. The ambulance left the Fortis premises and reached AIIMS, crossing MG Road, Chhattarpur, IIT and Green Park in 38 minutes, 55 seconds.

The deceased donor was brought to FMRIA after he had met with a road accident on the Alwar Bypass road in Bhiwadi in Rajasthan. The 34-year-old patient had received fatal injuries on his head. Despite relentless efforts by the neurosurgery team the patient could not be revived and showed signs of brain death.

The family was counseled and they agreed to donate the heart, liver and both the kidneys. While the heart went to AIIMS, the liver was transplanted into a 40-year-old man. The 34-year-old patient had received fatal injuries on his head. Despite relentless efforts by the neurosurgery team the patient could not be revived and showed signs of brain death.

One kidney was transplanted to save the life of a 31-year-old woman while the second kidney was transplanted into a 47-year-old man. The liver and both kidneys were transplanted at FMRI.

This is the second Green Corridor in a month, created with clockwork precision between the neighboring states of Haryana and Delhi, with the co-operation of traffic police in both states.

The cadaver heart becomes the second donation this week at FMRI, when the heart donated by the family of a 44-year-old brain dead patient from Bijwasan in Delhi saved the life of a 54-year-old Gurgaon resident.

In brain death, damage occurs to the brain because of stroke or head injury so that the brain dies but the heart continues to beat for a few hours or days and the vital blood supply to the organs is maintained.

Source: ANI
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