• Associate Sponsor

Brain-dead Hamirpur man’s organs give fresh lease of life to 5 people

The doctors harvested liver, kidneys and cornea from the victim.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 23, 2017 3:50 am
organ transplant, pgimer, brain dead organ transplant, brain transplant, chandigarh hospital, cadaver donation, chandigarh news, indian express PGIMER (Express/File photo)

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has conducted a fresh cadaver donation case, which gave a fresh lease of life to five people, the institute said on Sunday. The total number of cadaver donations has reached 37 this year. A statement issued by the institute said that the family members of brain-dead patient Varun Kumar, 25, gave their consent for the cadaver donation. The doctors harvested liver, kidneys and cornea from the victim.

According to PGI, Kumar, a resident of Hamirpur, was injured in a two-wheeler accident. On October 18, Varun met with an accident as a result of his bike skidding on the road at Anandpur Sahib. The family immediately rushed him to a local hospital from where he was referred to PGIMER.

On Saturday, he was declared brain-dead by the doctors. “I was thinking if we could save someone else from going through this, then let’s do it,” said Anoop Chand, father of Varun.

Dr Vipin Koushal, nodal officer, Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO), PGI, stated that after no match was found for liver recipient at PGIMER, they immediately got in touch with NOTTO (National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation) to explore options. “Finally, the liver was allocated by NOTTO to ILBS, New Delhi. The liver was transported to Delhi and subsequently, the transplantation of liver into the matching recipient was initiated in ILBS, New Delhi, on Sunday morning,” he said.

The retrieved kidneys were transplanted into two patients here in PGIMER, thereby giving them a second lease of life and ending their losing battle for survival. The retrieved corneas will enable two more people to have their sight restored, said Dr Koushal.

“It is an extremely hard decision amid immense grief for the donor family, but families like that of Varun definitely instil a sense of confidence and a ray of hope. It is through their generous gifts that hundreds of people each year are given a second chance at life,” said Prof Jagat Ram, PGI director.

For all the latest Chandigarh News, download Indian Express App

  1. Sathya Specialist Hospital
    Jan 13, 2018 at 11:49 am
    Hello,good Sir /Madam, Do you want to ? Are you seeking for an opportunity to for money due to financial break down and you don’t know what to do, then contact us today at APOLLO HOSPITAL and we shall offer you( $200,000USD) for your Kidney. Our hospital is specialized in Kidney Surgery and we also deal with buying and transplantation of kidneys with a living an corresponding donor. We are located in India. If you are interested in selling or buying kidney’s please don’t hesitate to contact us via email:sathyaspecialisthospital Phone no: 917795518105 Whatsapp 917795518105 Best regard Dr Anita Kumar
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    1. D
      dr andy
      Dec 9, 2017 at 2:26 pm
      Greeting from Columbia Asia Hospital Hospital India,We are urgently in need of K1dney donors for the sum of $500,000,00,that is 3crore Dr Andy Pekins on 917795188709
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. D
        Dr. John Adams
        Oct 25, 2017 at 11:23 pm
        Are you a man or woman between the age of 18years to 70years and you are interested in kidney. This is the right Hospital you can achieve your dreams. Write to us for Free, No Obligation Opinion and Cost Estimate from Top Doctors in Canada, India, Morocco, Uganda, Pakistan, and USA etc Our requirements:-Age limit:- 25 to 55,Weight:- 52kgs minimum male/Female donors and get a valuable Amount with Sathya Hospital.contact us on Email: sathyaspecialisthospital phone: 918880631544 Whatsapp: 918880631544
        (0)(0)
        Reply
        1. D
          Dr. John Adams
          Oct 25, 2017 at 11:16 pm
          Are you a man or woman between the age of 18years to 70years and you are interested in kidney. This is the right Hospital you can achieve your dreams. Write to us for Free, No Obligation Opinion and Cost Estimate from Top Doctors in Canada, India, Morocco, Uganda, Pakistan, and USA etc Our requirements:-Age limit:- 25 to 55,Weight:- 52kgs minimum male/Female donors and get a valuable Amount with Sathya Hospital.contact us on Email: sathyaspecialisthospital phone: 918880631544 Whatsapp: 918880631544
          (0)(0)
          Reply
          1. D
            Dr. John Adams
            Oct 25, 2017 at 11:13 pm
            Are you a man or woman between the age of 18years to 70years and you are interested in kidney. This is the right Hospital you can achieve your dreams. Write to us for Free, No Obligation Opinion and Cost Estimate from Top Doctors in Canada, India, Morocco, Uganda, Pakistan, and USA etc Our requirements:-Age limit:- 25 to 55,Weight:- 52kgs minimum male/Female donors and get a valuable Amount with Sathya Hospital.contact us on Email: sathyaspecialisthospital phone: 918880631544 Whatsapp: 918880631544
            (0)(0)
            Reply
            1. Load More Comments