The Delhi Traffic Police helped a 77-year-old man fulfil his wish of being a social activist in last minutes of his life by facilitating organ donation from the clinically dead patient.
The ambulance transported the brain dead patient at Orchid Hospital in Janakpuri to Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre in AIIMS in just 21 minutes.
AdvertisementThe total distance spans over 25 km. The elderly man was on ventilator for four days. When the family members of the man were counselled into donating the organs, Dadhichi Deh Daan Samithi, a non-profit organization that coordinates organ donation and transplantations activities in Delhi, contacted AIIMS.
The Traffic Police was contacted for creating a Green Corridor. For the first time in AIIMS, organs were retrieved from a person as old as 77-year-old.
While the kidneys of the man were donated to two people, the liver was donated to a 30-year-old patient in the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences.
"We did not have a patient with us who needed a liver transplant. The kidney transplants were carried out in AIIMS, one for a 48-year old male and the other for a 50-year-old male," said Rajeev Maikhuri, the Organ Transplant Coordinator, ORBO, AIIMS.
The cornea, bones and tissues of the man have been preserved. Dr Mishra, Director, AIIMS, said that, "If there was delay while transporting the patient, the organs may not have been useful for carrying out transplants in other patients."