The family of a 44-year-old woman who had been declared brain dead at Fortis Hospital Noida after suffering from a brain aneurysm decided to donate her organs on Thursday.
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A team of doctors harvested her heart, lung, liver and kidneys. The liver & one kidney were donated to patients in Fortis Hospital, Noida, the live heart was transferred to MGM Healthcare in Chennai and the lungs to HN Reliance in Mumbai. One kidney was donated to a patient in Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh.
The live heart was harvested at 2pm. A green corridor was created from Fortis Noida to IGI airport with a distance of 48km which was covered in just 36 minutes. The lungs were transferred to HN Reliance in Mumbai. The live lungs were harvested at 2.20pm and another green corridor was created from Fortis Noida to IGI airport with a total distance of 49 km covered in 35 minutes.
The liver transplant at Fortis Hospital, Noida was done by Dr Vivek Vij, chairman & director, Liver Transplant & GI Surgery, Fortis Healthcare & the kidney transplant was done by team of doctors headed by Dr Anuja Porwal, additional director, Nephrology & Dr Dushyant Nadar, director & head, Urology at Fortis Hospital, Noida.
The key role was played by NOTTO for arranging the recipients in such a short time, Noida Traffic Police & Delhi Traffic Police for their support in creating a green corridor for the transportation of organs in minimum possible time.
Speaking about Cadaveric donation, Dr Shanu Sharma, medical superintendent, Fortis Hospital, Noida said, “A cadaveric donation is a critical surgery where timing is key. It is commendable that a live heart, lungs & kidney were retrieved and transported within such a short span of time. We remain indebted to the family of the donor who in this hour of grief and loss decided to save the lives of those in need.”
Hardeep Singh, zonal director, Fortis Hospital, Noida, said, “We express our heartfelt gratitude to the donor family for this noble cause. The role played by the Noida and Delhi traffic Police to ensure smooth travel of the retrieved organs to their destinations is commendable. We would also like to thank NOTTO (National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation) for their support during the whole process.”