Organ donation is the need of the hour. It can help in saving and enriching the life of the needy. So, in a bid to save three lives, the family of a 61-year-old woman, who was declared brain- dead on Saturday at the Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), decided to donate her liver and cornea.
The liver was donated to a 35-year-old male patient from Jupiter Hospital in Baner. Whereas, two patients from Sassoon General Hospital will obtain vision due to her corneas.
The woman was a resident of Bibewadi and she was admitted in the emergency ward of the hospital on Wednesday. However, the doctors were not able to revive her and she was declared brain-dead on Saturday. The family agreed to donate her liver and cornea.
Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of BJ Government Medical College (BJGMC) and SGH said, “ The number of permissions for organ donation of brain dead patients have increased in the last few years, due to the initiatives by the state government.”
He added, “In last two years, organ donation by 12 such patients has taken place in (SGH), with the endless help and co-ordination of Pune Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC).”
Dr Harshal Rajekar, Dr Mandar Dhamangaokar, Dr Harishchandra Umarajkar and Anesthetist Dr Saiyogita Naik were involved in the retrieval.