Family of brain dead youth donates organs, gives life to four

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New Delhi | January 16, 2016 3:43 PM

Family of a 19-year-old youth, who was declared brain dead following a road accident, today donated his organs and ended up saving four lives.

Family of a 19-year-old youth, who was declared brain dead following a road accident, today donated his organs and ended up saving four lives.

Ravidas, a resident of Paschim Vihar, was admitted yesterday to Maharaja Agrasen hospital after he met with an accident, a senior AIIMS official said.

He was declared brain dead today after which the hospital authorities convinced his parents to donate their son’s organs.

Accordingly, the Organ Retrieval Banking Organisation (ORBO) at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was contacted and the body of the patient was taken there, he said.

A team of experts retrieved heart, liver, kidneys and cornea from the patient’s body.

“While the youth’s heart was transplanted to a 13-year-old girl at AIIMS suffering from heart ailment, his liver was shared with the Institute of Liver and Bilary Sciences (ILBS) where it was transplanted to a 60-year-old patient suffering from liver cancer.

“Of his two kidneys, one was transplanted to a 40-year-old patient at AIIMS and while was shared with Maharaja Agrasen hospital,” said AIIMS Director M C Mishra.

Due to fractures on the face of the deceased youth, only one cornea could be retrieved. As there was no immediate requirement anywhere, it was sent to the organ bank of AIIMS, said Dr Misra.

He also said over 100 medical and para-medical staffs were involved in the process of organ transplants.

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