Noida: Family donates organs of brain dead woman, saves six lives
Two green corridors created to ferry the heart to Max Hospital in Saket, Delhi, and kidney to Max Hospital in Vaishali, Ghaziabadnoida Updated: May 02, 2017 23:04 IST
A brain-dead patient admitted to a private hospital in Noida, ended up granting new life to six people on Tuesday morning after her kin donated her heart, liver, two kidneys and two corneas.
Jaypee Hospital in Sector 128 created two green corridors in the morning and transported heart and one kidney to two different hospitals in Delhi and Ghaziabad. While liver and one kidney were transplanted by Jaypee Hospital doctors, the two corneas were deposited at an eye bank in Noida.
Gita Devi (50), of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, was declared brain dead by the doctors of Jaypee Hospital on Monday night. She was admitted in the hospital on April 29 with a brain haemorrhage by her family members. After her demise, her family members agreed to donate her organs as per Gita’s wishes.
“We are proud of our sister for this noble act. All her life she lived for others and in her death too she has been a reason for spreading happiness to six families by giving a new life to their loved ones,” said Mahinder Kumar Joshi, Gita’s younger brother.
At 6.30am, a green corridor, covering 32km, was made to deliver the heart to Max Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. The distance was covered in 20 minutes. Similarly, another green corridor was made to transport the kidney to Max Hospital in Vaishali, Ghaziabad, covering a distance of 23.6km in 18 minutes.
As per the instructions of National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), a liver and a kidney were transplanted by Jaypee Hospital while the heart and another kidney were transported through the green corridors created in coordination with the Noida and Delhi Police,” said Dr Amit Devra, senior consultant, Kidney Transplant Department.
Doctors expressed their gratitude towards the donor and her family and said more and more people should come forward for such noble acts.
“We are thankful to the donor and her family who have taken this courageous step and have given a new life to six people. The patient has not died, instead she will live through six different persons and also in the hearts of all of us for her kind act. Organs of a deceased patient can save lives of at least six people,” Dr Manoj Luthra, CEO, Jaypee Hospital, Noida.