KEM hospital’s cadaver lab to train doctors in organ retrieval

Organ donation provides a life-giving, life-enhancing opportunity to those who are at the end of the line for hope. So to train doctors regarding the organ retrieval process, KEM hospital is gearing up to start a cadaver lab

KEM hospital’s cadaver lab to train doctors in organ retrieval

The organ donation process begins after the patient is brain dead. However, retrieving organ form the patient’s body is the most important process. Doctors need an appropriate training to ensure their participation in the organ donation campaign. The  organ donation number in government hospital is low. The leading reason for this is that the doctors are not trained about the organ donation process.

To encourage organ donation, hospital will open a cadaver lab soon. Through this, doctors will be trained on retrieving organs from the dead body. Experts will train doctors on how to handle a particular organ.

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Today, there is a lot of awareness regarding organ donation. So  people should take an initiative and contribute for this noble deed. Moreover, the association of doctors with this life changing movement will encourage a larger number of people as organ donation provides a life-giving, life-enhancing opportunity to those who are at the end of the line for hope. Regarding this, Dr Sujata Patwardhan, general secretary, Zonal Transplant Co-ordination Center (ZTCC), has also sent a proposal to the Regional Organ Tissue Transplant Organization (ROTTO).

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of KEM hospital said that, “Organs of the brain dead patients are retrieved by the experts. After which, these organs are safely transferred to the respective hospital. However, the organ retrieval process is very important. So to train doctors about the organ retrieval process, KEM hospital is gearing up to start a cadaver lab.

He further added, “Doctors and surgeons will be trained in the cadaver lab. Besides, there is large number of unclaimed bodies in the municipality hospital. MBBS students use these dead bodies for their practice. But now, with the help of these unclaimed dead bodies, training will be provided regarding the organ transplant.”