Pune: 16-year-old brain-dead student gives new lease of life to four

A cadaver donation was witnessed at Pune’s Sassoon Hospital today. A 16-year-old student met with a road accident and was declared brain-dead during his treatment in the hospital.

Pune: 16-year-old brain-dead student gives new lease of life to four

The parents gave their approval for donating his organs after they were counselled by doctors the hospital. A green corridor was created by the Pune Traffic Police with help of Sassoon hospital administration.

At 3 pm, the donor heart left from Sassoon Hospital and reached Pune airport within 10 minutes. The flight took off at 4:30 pm from Pune and landed at 5:50 pm in Chennai; from there it was taken to Global Hospitals within 25 minutes. The heart transplant was performed by 7:30 pm on the recipient.

His liver was sent to Sahayadri Hospital in Nashik, it was transplanted upon a 47-year-old male who was suffering from non-alcoholic liver disease. One of his kidney was transplanted upon a female patient at Sassoon Hospital itself and the other kidney was sent to Dinanath Mangeshkar hospital in Pune

Dr Harish Tatia and Dr Ibrahim Ansari from Sassoon Hospital played a crucial role in terms of coordinating the cadaver donation.

Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of Sasoon Hospital Pune, said “The heart has been sent to Chennai – Global Hospital, while the liver has been given to Sahayadri Hospital – Nashik, One kidney is retained by Sasoon Hospital, and another sent to Dinanath Mangeshkar hospital in Pune.”