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."
"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.