Bangalore: Karnataka witnesses its first hand donation

Narayana Health City partnered with JIPMER, Pondicherry to facilitate the first dual hand transplantation. It collaborated with JIPMER, Pondicherry to harvest hands for Karnataka’s first hand donation



The patient was a 22-year-old male from Anekal, was working at a retail store. He met with an accident while driving a two wheeler. The patient was brought to Narayana Health City on 15th November and was declared brain-dead on 18 November 2018. Father of the patient consented to donate his Heart / Heart Valves, Lungs, Kidneys, Liver, Eyes / Cornea and hand.

The heart is being donated to 18-year-old girl, a student from Madhya Pradesh who was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and the only treatment that could have saved her life was heart transplant. She has been listed with Jeevasarthakathe since June 2018.

The liver is being given to a 67-year-old male, a retired central government employee, hailing from Bangalore. He was diagnosed with Hepatocellular Carcinoma and the only treatment to save his life was liver transplant. He has been listed with Jeevasarthakathe since August 2018.

Hands (upper limbs) are being donated to 31 year old male from Tamil Nadu and the transplant will be conducted at JIPMER, Pondicherry. The patient lost his hands due to crush injury.

One of the kidney is being donated at Narayana Health City and the second kidney is being sent to Apollo, Mysore. Kidney patient at Narayana Health City is a 42 year old male, hailing from Bangalore and has been suffering from end stage renal disease since 2014. He has been listed with Jeevasarthakathe since 2015.

Team of doctors conducting the multi organ transplant include Dr. Sanjay Kumar Goja – Director and Clinical Lead, Senior Consultant and Head of Liver Transplant & HPB Surgery, Dr. Bagirath Raghuraman, MD, DM (Cardiology), Dr. Julius Punnen, Heart & Lung Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Ashely D’Cruz & Dr Sanjay Rao in Kidney Transplant team.