Of the 70 transplants, 49 were for kidney, 19 for liver and 2 for lungs. In 2012, the state had made it compulsory for all hospitals to notify any patient who is brain-dead to a zonal committee, which was set up for coordinating the process.
A cadaver transplant is a process where the functional kidney, liver or lung of an individual whose brain stem, an important part of the central nervous system is irreparably damaged is declared brain dead, is used and transplanted to another patient. In such cases, the heart can continue to function because of the ventilator support for 36-72 hours.
During this period, the organs can be retrieved after obtaining consent from close relatives.