Man dies in accident; heart, liver and kidney donated

The injured man was brought to Ruby Hall Clinic, but declared brain dead on Monday morning. He hailed from a farmer’s family in Satara, said Dr Sanjay Pathare, medical director at Ruby Hall Clinic.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: December 13, 2017 6:23 am

A woman, who was riding pillion on a motorcycle, died on the spot when her two-wheeler collided with a tempo, in Satara on Sunday. Her 47-year-old husband was seriously injured in the accident and died two days later, but only after saving three lives; his heart, liver and kidney were donated to three recipients at Ruby Hall Clinic on Tuesday. The injured man was brought to Ruby Hall Clinic, but declared brain dead on Monday morning. He hailed from a farmer’s family in Satara, said Dr Sanjay Pathare, medical director at Ruby Hall Clinic.

The man’s father gave the go-ahead to donate his organs — heart, a kidney and liver — to recipients, said Surekha Joshi, medical social worker at Ruby Hall Clinic. According to Dr Manoj Durairaj, cardiac surgeon, the heart was transplanted into a 55-year-old diabetic man from Daund, who only had 15 -20 per cent heart function. “It was difficult for him to walk or even use the washroom,” said Durairaj. The heart transplant procedure was completed within four hours on Tuesday. The liver and one kidney were also transplanted into recipients at Ruby Hall Clinic.

Aarti Gokhale, coordinator at Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee, Pune, said that this was the ninth heart transplant conducted in Pune this year.

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  1. Vijay Sardana
    Dec 13, 2017 at 8:02 am
    PL. recognize the family of the donor as role model for others to set example for rest of the society. Great contribution. Thank you to the donors family. Hope the recipient persons will not indulge in any bad habits or crime to respect the donors contribution.
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    1. Srinivasa Vanapalli
      Dec 13, 2017 at 9:02 am
      YES it is a greatest eye opener for all and this is the real service to the mankind that both the donor and the father who took the decision in right time. Hats off and god bless them, and the people who got those will respect the family of donor and respect the society too
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