Western Railway’s Jagjivan Ram Hospital performs first multi-organ retrieval

Western Railway’s Jagjivan Hospital has undertaken an organ retrieval operation which will help save precious lives of numerous patients who are on the wait-list for organ transplant

Western Railway’s Jagjivan Ram Hospital performs first multi-organ retrieval

According to information provided by Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, an ex-staff of Western Railways, a 64-year-old man, was admitted to Jagjivan Hospital on July 09, was diagnosed with bilateral ulnar artery thrombosis and was being accordingly treated for it.

However after 48 hours, this male patient developed intra-cranial haemorrhage and the patient was declared brain-dead by the neurologist.

The relatives of the patient had given their consent to donate their organs. Hence, the Zonal Transplant Co-ordination Centre (ZTCC) was informed and the necessary regulatory formalities were compiled within the next twelve hours.

On Monday July 16, a team of KEM Hospital came for retrieval of the organs and at 8:00 a.m. retrieval of the liver, both kidney’s and cornea was done and the retrieved organs were sent to Apollo and KEM Hospital with the Green Corridor team and the organs were successfully transplanted to the registered patients.

This kind of multiple organ retrieval operation was done for the first time at Jagivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai Central and such initiatives will surely go a long way in saving precious lives.

This hospital is a Non-Transplant Organ Retrieval Centre (NTROC), hence one time permission to certify brain stem death and for organ retrieval was granted by Dr Gauri Rathod on behalf of State Appropriate Authority.

The Logistic supports in terms of Transplant coordinator and BSD certification specialists were provided by Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central. ZTCC did the organ distribution and liver was allocated to a recipient in a public hospital, and two kidney to two recipients in private hospital.

This is the first deceased donor organ donation in a railway hospital of Mumbai and it was possible due to proactive role played by Dr Reddy (cardiologist of the patient at JRH) and Dr Hafeeza, Medical director of railway hospital.