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Indore creates two corridors to transport liver, kidneys

The kidneys and liver of a 62-year-old brain-dead man in Indore were transported to hospitals in the city and Mumbai in two separate green corridors formed on Tuesday.

indore Updated: Nov 16, 2016 09:38 IST
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Doctors transport the liver from Bombay Hospital in Indore to Mumbai on Tuesday. (Arun Mondhe/HT photo)

The kidneys and liver of a 62-year-old brain-dead man in Indore were transported to hospitals in the city and Mumbai in two separate green corridors formed on Tuesday.

This was the 12th successful green corridor created in Indore. On November 8, two green corridors were formed in the city to transport heart, liver, kidneys, eyes and skin of a 45-year-old man, who was declared brain dead by the doctors.

In the first incident, the liver of Ashok Jain from Ujjain, who had a brain haemorrhage and was declared brain dead on Monday, was transported from Bombay Hospital in Indore to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai.

The green corridor was created at 6.30am and the ambulance carrying the organ reached the airport in 10 minutes. Normally, it takes at least half an hour to cover the distance.

Soon, another green corridor was formed to transport one of Jain’s kidneys to city’s Choithram Hospital where it was transplanted to a 30-year-old woman from Sehore. Jain’s other kidney was harvested to another woman from Hoshangabad at the Bombay Hospital itself.

The Indore Society for Organ Donation that arranged for the transportation on Tuesday said it was for the first time that a liver was sent to Mumbai from the city. Prior to this, hearts were transported to Mumbai three times.

“The entire process went on smoothly. Heart could not be sent as the patient was already above 60 years. We went ahead to send the liver, eyes, kidneys and skin,” said Dr Sanjay Dixit, the vice dean of MGM Medical College in Indore.

He said an echo was also performed on the deceased’s heart but organ harvesting was not done as it was found unfit.

Quoting doctors who harvested the organs, divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey said they did not face any major problem in carrying out the operation as both the green corridors functioned smoothly.

“It was our 12th feat and we are very much confident now. The procedure, which would normally take us two-three hours, was done in minutes. It is a major achievement for Indore, the only city in the state to successfully execute green corridors and organ donations,” he said.

This time, the Indore organ donation society coordinated with the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation for the selection of hospital where the organ will be donated.

Heart transplant possible till Dec

The Indore Organ Donation Society is hopeful that heart transplant could be carried out in the city till December.

“We were trying to get heart transplanted in the previous endeavour carried out by us but didn’t do as they didn’t have any waiting list,” said Dr Sanjay Dixit, the vice dean of MGM Medical College in Indore.

He said the work of preparing a waiting list is on the charts. “The preparation of the chart requires a lot of details from writing down matching based on weight, height and blood group to other factors.”