Chandigarh: In death, 30-year-old labourer gives new life to four persons

Kidneys and corneas were retrieved from the deceased which were then transplanted into four persons.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: May 15, 2016 4:34:28 am
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PGIMER DOCTORS harvested organs of a 30-year-old brain-dead patient, which were then transplanted into four recipients at a private hospital in Mohali and at PGI.

Saturday’s transplant followed the successful organ retrieval of a 55-year-old brain-dead man from Haryana who gifted new lives to four patients on Friday. His organs were successfully transplanted into four recipients at the hospital. Thus, in the past two days, PGI doctors have given a fresh lease of life to eight people.

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The deceased in Saturday’s organ retrieval, identified as Jasbir Singh, a labourer, was hit by a car near Chandimandir in Panchkula Thursday. He was admitted to civil hospital in Panchkula and shifted to PGI the same day.

According to doctors, the hospital committee at PGI met twice Friday to declare the patient as brain-dead. “He was declared brain-dead around 6.30 pm Friday,” said a doctor. The doctor added that after the declaration the transplant coordinators asked for the consent from the family members of deceased, who agreed for the organ donation.. “Kidneys and corneas were retrieved from the deceased which were then transplanted into four persons,” he said.

PRO PGI Manju Wadwalkar said corneas were used for two patients at PGI. She, however, said the recipients for the kidneys couldn’t be managed, “considering the distant location.” She said the Regional Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (Rotto) PGIMER immediately contacted the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (Notto) and the matching recipients were found. “As assigned by NOTTO, the harvested kidneys were handed over to Fortis Hospital in Mohali. To facilitate the transport, a green corridor was created between the two hospitals with the active support of the police,” said Wadwalkar.

 

The family members said Jasbir’s death didn’t go in vain. “He will continue to live on through the other four people,” said his father Som Nath. Ram Kumar, brother of Jasbir Singh, said, “He would talk about donating organs to needy people.”

According to doctors, the hospital committee at PGI met twice Friday to declare the patient as brain-dead. “He was declared brain-dead around 6.30 pm Friday,” said a doctor. The doctor added that after the declaration the transplant coordinators asked for the consent from the family members of deceased, who agreed for the organ donation.. “Kidneys and corneas were retrieved from the deceased which were then transplanted into four persons,” he said.

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PRO PGI Manju Wadwalkar said corneas were used for two patients at PGI. She, however, said the recipients for the kidneys couldn’t be managed, “considering the distant location.”

 

 

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