57-year-old woman’s organs help save four lives

June 20, 2020
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A 57-year-old woman, who was admitted to Venkateshwar Hospital in Dwarka after suffering a brain hemorrhage and was later declared brain dead, donated her organs for transplant. Her heart, liver and two kidneys were used to conduct transplant and save the lives of four people with organ failures.

A Venkateshwar Hospital official said the deceased’s liver and one kidney was used to for transplant at their centre, while her heart and another kidney were given to Max Saket and Artemis hospital in Gurgaon, respectively, for conducing the life-saving procedures. “All transplants have been carried out successfully and the patients are stable and recovering well,” said the official.

While a living donor can donate only a kidney, a portion of pancreas and liver to his or her immediate blood relative, individuals declared brain dead can help nearly a dozen. Multiple organs and tissues can be harvested, including heart, kidney, lung, liver and pancreas, for transplantation, say doctors.
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