Pune: Brain-dead Shirur driver’s organs benefit five patient
A 23-year-old braindead driver’s heart gave a new lease of life to a college student of same age, suffering from end-stage heart disease at Ruby Hall Clinic on Wednesday.

This was the 12th cadaver heart transplant in the city so far this year. Of them, nine transplants were carried out at Ruby Hall Clinic. The other three were conducted at Sahyadri hospital.

The brain-dead man’s other vital organs benefited four other patients suffering from end-stage kidney, liver, pancreas and lung diseases in Pune and Mumbai. The donor, a driver, met with an accident at Ranjangaon on October 6.

He was rushed to Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital (DMH) in Erandwane, where he was declared brain-dead early on October 8. “His mother consented to donate his vital organs,” said DMH’s transplant coordinator Prashant Kulkarni. He, along with other coordinators Rasika Kulkarni and Pratik Deshmukh, carried out all the formalities pertaining to the organ donation.

The donor was a resident of Karegaon village in Shirur taluka (Pune district). “He is the youngest in the family. His three sisters are married. He was unmarried and staying with his mother. He lost his father in childhood and was the sole bread winner of the family,” Kulkarni said.

According the norms of the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), the man’s heart was donated to the 23-year-old student enrolled with Ruby Hall Clinic.

“His pancreas and one of the kidneys were transplanted into a 34-year-old woman, a resident of Mumbai and a bank employee. She had been suffering from type 1 diabetes from childhood. The prolonged diabetes necessitated combined kidney and pancreas transplant, which she underwent successfully at DMH on Wednesday,” said the hospital’s chief intensivist, Prasad Rajhans.

“The man’s liver benefited a 49-year-old bank employee from Buldhana, who had been suffering from end-stage liver disease for the past two years. The liver transplant was carried out successfully at DMH,” Rajhans said.

The man’s donated corneas also helped needy patients at DMH. The donor's other kidney benefited another patient of renal failure at Sahyadri hospital, Ahmednagar Road branch.

Ruby Hall’s transplant coordinator Surekha Joshi said, “The heart transplant has been successful. The recipient, who recently completed graduation in arts (BA), is the son of a farmer. The family lives at Wagholi in Pune. He has been suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy for over a year and needed heart transplant.”

Aarti Gokhale, the transplant coordinator of ZTCC, Pune branch, said, “The man’s lungs were transported to a hospital in Mumbai for transplant into a needy a patient.”

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/pune-brain-dead-shirur-drivers-organs-benefit-five-patients/articleshow/71513223.cms
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