Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India have retrieved the eyes, liver, kidney and heart valves of a 75-year-old man, making him the oldest cadaver donor at the Institute.
Narsing Pal (75), hailing from Aligarh and a resident of Delhi, died of intra-cerebral hemorrhage (ICH), a type of stroke caused by bleeding within the brain tissue.
AIIMS Director M.C. Misra said, "Narsingh Pal had a decade-long history of diabetes. He was admitted to G.B. Pant Hospital for the past four days and was diagnosed with intra-cerebral bleeding, after which he was shifted to a ventilator."
The family expressed the wish to donate the eyes of the patient and later agreed to donate other organs after counseling.
"Organs retrieved were liver and corneas but the kidney, heart and heart valves were not useful due to clinical condition. The liver was transplanted to a 59-year-old patient at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences. The corneas have been preserved at AIIMS," said Rajeev Maikhuri, Transplant coordinator, ORBO at AIIMS.