Organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. The organs from one donor can save or help as many as 50 people.
Most organ and tissue donations occur after the donor has died. But some organs and tissues can be donated while the donor is alive. A 28-year-old Assistant Professor of architecture at a renowned institute in Gurugram gave a new lease of life to three people after his family agreed to donate his five organs -- liver, corneas and both kidneys. The patient, after a road accident on November 13, was declared brain dead late on Thursday at Jaypee Hospital in Noida.
"We are thankful to the donor and his family who have taken this courageous step and have given a new life to three people. Organs of a deceased patient can save lives of at least six to eight people," Manoj Luthra, CEO, Jaypee Hospital, Noida, said in a statement.
The liver has been transplanted to a 57-year-old patient who is a resident of Ghaziabad. The patient was suffering from liver cirrhosis for last one year and was in an urgent need of transplant.
The kidney was transplanted to a 58-year-old Noida resident who had been suffering from acute kidney problems from last one and half years.
The other kidney was transported to another hospital in Noida.