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.
‘Organ donation is a very good thing to do because it saves lives of people that are in need of a new organ. Organs of a deceased patient can save lives of at least six to eight people.’
"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.
As per the instructions of National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation, a liver and a kidney have been transplanted to two patients at the hospital.
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.