In death, 30-year-old gives new lease of life to four others
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In death, 30-year-old gives new lease of life to four others

Three men in Jaipur received his liver and kidneys while the heart was flown to New Delhi

jaipur Updated: Feb 18, 2017 18:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
The team of doctors who made the transplant successful. (HT Photo)

Jaipur: The family of a 30-year-old brain dead man from Jaipur has given a fresh lease of life to four others by donating his heart, liver and kidneys. Three residents of Jaipur received the liver and the kidneys while the heart was flown to AIIMS in New Delhi. The liver transplant was carried out at state-run Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital

SMS medical college principal Dr US Agarwal told media that a team from the Institute of Biliary Sciences (ILBS), Delhi, alongwith doctors of the hospital performed the first cadaver liver transplant.

Health minister Kali Charan Saraf congratulated the SMS Medical College and hospital doctors and nursing staff for the successful transplant. He also thanked the family members of the donor.

The donor, from Kotputli area in district, was declared brain dead Friday morning. His family was counselled and they agreed for organ donation. The liver was transplanted to a 45-year old male while the kidneys were transplanted into two males, both 50 years old, sources said, adding the team lead by Dr Vinay Tomar performed the kidney transplant. Till date, 18 cadaver kidneys have been transplanted at SMS hospital.

Dr Vinayendra Pamecha of ILBS said, “Efforts were being made for last two years to perform the liver transplant at SMS hospital. It fructified today.” He said the transplant was successful and the patient was stable.

Pamecha said the team from ILBS reached Jaipur at 9.30 pm Friday and few hours later started the process to harvest the organs. The process got over at 6am. The doctors started the process to transplant the liver, which took nearly six hours. The recipient is in intensive care unit and will be discharged in three to four weeks, he said.

“This facility should be launched at all the government hospitals,” he added.

Agarwal said the retrieved heart was sent to AIIMS and was same successfully transplanted. He thanked deputy commissioner of police, traffic, Hyder Ali Zaidi for creating a green corridor to carry the heart from the hospital to airport, which was done in seven minutes. Even the Indigo flight took off with the heart 15 minutes before the schedule. In Delhi, the heart reached AIIMS within 25 minutes. The heart, after retrieval, has to be transplanted within two hours, he informed.

Apart from Pamecha, doctors Ranbir Rao, Ajay Sharma and SS Sharma, and nearly 100 others, including the team of 15 from ILBS, worked together for successful transplant of liver.

Agarwal informed that as per a memorandum of understanding with ILBS, the first 25 cadaver liver transplants will be performed by the experts from ILBS assisted by doctors from SMS hospital.

First Published: Feb 18, 2017 18:10 IST