About Careers MedBlog Contact us

Indian Woman Donates Kidney, Liver, Cornea and Heart Valves to Save 6 Lives

by Julia Samuel on May 4, 2015 at 11:06 AM
Font : A-A+

Indian Woman Donates Kidney, Liver, Cornea and Heart Valves to Save 6 Lives

A 45-year-old woman from Nizamabad district, Hyderabad, India donated her organs to six persons after being declared brain-dead.

Lingampeta Sharada, a daily wage labourer, had complained of headache and was admitted to a local hospital and was later referred to the Global Hospitals in the city.


"The local hospital found it complicated and referred Sharada to us for treatment. But before we could start treating her, we found out that she was brain-dead," said, Dr Hirendranath of Global Hospitals.

The news was a big shock to her family but they have showed courage and agreed to donate her organs. "We can't get back our mother, but will feel lesser pain when we think that she has given a new life to six others. My mother left us and our family will suffer. But we feel proud of her, as she brought happiness to the families of those who received her organs," said a grief-stricken Suresh, son of Sharada.

The doctors retrieved her kidneys, liver, corneas and heart valves after four hours of surgery. Later, in a nine-hour-long surgery, the liver was transplanted in a 54-year-old man from Delhi. The kidneys were donated to a 31-year-old woman and to a patient at the Deccan Hospital. Corneas were sent to the LV Prasad Eye Institute and heart valves to the Innova Hospital.

Anuradha Jeevandan, Co-ordinator said, "It's heartening that more people are coming forward to donate organs. Sharada's family readily agreed to donate her organs after we counselled them about the impact it would make on others."

Source: Medindia


Recommended Reading

Latest Organ Donation News

 COVID-19 Positive Donor Hearts Lower Survival in Transplant Patients
An analysis of data from donors suggests donor hearts from patients who were COVID-19 positive could place transplant patients at increased risk of mortality.
 Clinical Trial Suggests Paradigm Shift for Lung Transplantation
Patients subjected to delayed transplantation using 10C static lung preservation had a better outcome compared to patients transplanted performed using standard methods.
New Method to Treat Chronic Transplant Rejection Discovered
Researchers are hoping to test the antibody IL-15 in organ transplant patients to reduce chronic organ rejection.
 Identifying Patients Who Need Liver Transplants Faster
Research may speed the identification of patients who need liver transplants by analyzing blood samples to look for biomarkers associated with liver failure.
How Can T Cells Help Prevent Marrow Transplant Complications?
The discovery of T cells involvement in graft-versus-host disease is a vital step in finding more effective life-saving treatments for bone marrow transplant.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Indian Woman Donates Kidney, Liver, Cornea and Heart Valves to Save 6 Lives Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests