The organ donation happened in Diamond Hospital from Kasba Bawada area of Kolhapur. D Y Patil hospital in Pune carried out liver transplant for the first time. While one kidney was given to Diamond Hospital, one kidney was given to Noble Hospital from Pune.
It was 6-year-old brain-dead whose organs were retrieved. The family was educated. When the counsellors counselled the family they readily agreed for organ donation.
Aarti Gokhale, coordinator of Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), said, “As the more and more awareness reaches semi urban areas, more we can see the transplants happening.”