Pune: 10th Successful Organ Donation In COVID Pandemic Takes Place In The City

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Mrunal Jadhav

Pune, September 8, 2020: This Sunday, the 10th successful organ transplant was done in the city during the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown period. While the health sector in Pune is fighting against the pandemic, at the same time, hospitals are also trying to provide all the other necessary healthcare like organ donations and transplants.

A 41-year-old woman was admitted to Jehangir Hospital for treatment after internal bleeding in the brain. However, after the doctors declared her brain dead, her husband and relatives agreed to donate her organs to patients in need, and the woman’s heart was sent to Mumbai.

The ‘Green Corridor’ by the Pune and Mumbai traffic police made it possible for the heart to reach the needy patient at the right time. And her liver was received by a needy patient undergoing treatment at Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital, informed Aarti Gokhale of Pune Divisional Organ Transplant.

Organs to paralysed patients: Healthy organs from the brain dead patients in Pune were also sent from Pune division to needy patients in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad. Two hearts were sent, one to Fortis Delhi and another to MGM Hospital Chennai. Lungs were sent to Hyderabad, one kidney and one heart were handed over to the Divisional Organ Transplant Coordinating Committee in Mumbai.

Organ transplants – from January to now: From January 1, 2020 to September 6, 2020,  organ donation of 24 brain dead patients was successfully done by Pune Divisional Organ Transplant Coordinating Committee. From these patients, 27 kidneys, 24 livers, 3 hearts, 2 lungs and 3 pancreases were available to the committee. Out of these, 19 kidneys, 22 liver, one kidney-liver and three kidney-pancreas were received by patients in Pune division. But due to some medical reasons, four kidneys and two livers could not be used.

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