Brain-dead man’s organs give new lease of life to three in U.P.

The kidneys of the clinically brain dead patient at KGMU were transplanted to the appropriate recipient in SGPGIMS and their liver transplanted to a patient at KGMU on Saturday. Earlier in the day, the kidneys were sent through the green corridor to the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS). A brain inactivated patient’s cornea was sent to the ophthalmic bank.

“A 49-year-old patient was admitted to a private hospital after a road accident on June 7 and was declared brain dead. He was shifted to King George Medical University (KGMU) on June 10 for organ donation as per the wishes of the family. The committee at KGMU declared the patient clinically brain dead, ”said Dr Abhijit Chandra of KGMU’s HoD, Surgical Gastroenterology. Dr Chandru said that the family of Pradeep Kumar Vishwakarma, a resident of the Refuge Colony, on Raebareli Road, has agreed to donate his liver, both kidneys and corneas.

A 49-year-old female patient from a Noida resident who suffered from cirrhosis of the liver and was treated at KGMU has had a liver transplant. The kidneys were allocated to the SGPGIMS of Lucknow by the state organ and tissue transplant agency (SOTTO) and transported through the green corridor created by the traffic control room.

The transplant team was led by KGMU Vice Chancellor, Lieutenant General (Dr) Bipin Puri PVSM, VSM (retired). The surgical team, including Dr. Vivek Gupta and Dr. Sandeep Kumar Verma of the Gastro Surgery Department, were led by Dr. Abhijit Chandra.

Dr. G.P Singh of the Department of Anesthesiology and Dr. Tanmay Tiwari, Dr. Avinash Agarwal of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Sumit Rungta of the Department of GastroMedicine. Other critical services are provided by Dr Tulika Chandra, Dr Wahid Ali, Piyush Srivastava and Kshitij Verma.

KSM Sanghwar, Chief Medical Superintendent of KGMU, timely supported the Organ Donation Act. “Coordination between hospitals has been achieved under the guidance of Dr RK Dhiman, Director of SGPGIMS, SOTPO of SGPGIMS, Dr R Harshavardhan, Nodal Officer of UP and Head of Hospital Administration Division, SGPGIMS,” a press release from PGI said.

This is the 24th successful multi-organ donation from KGMU, a brain dead organ donor. Vice Chancellor Lieutenant General (Dr) Bipin Puri congratulated the team. So far, there have been 29 donations at KGMU and this is the 3rd corpse liver transplant at KGMU.

“Both kidney transplants were immediately transplanted into the appropriate recipients in the SGPGIMS,” the press release from PGI said.

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