16 Jul 2022

Brain dead woman's organs save 5 lives, including 2 soldiers in Pune

Organ donation by a brain-dead young woman has saved the lives of five people, including two serving army soldiers at the Command Hospital Southern Command (CHSC) in Pune.
"A young lady in the last stages of her life was brought to the Command Hospital (Southern Command) (CHSC) after an unfortunate incident. She had no brain vital signs of life on admission. The family was aware of the concept of organ donation after death. After discussion with the transplant coordinator hospital, the family wanted the woman's organs to be donated to patients in dire need,” the Defense PRO said.

"After the necessary checks, the transplant team at the Command Hospital (Southern Command) was immediately activated and alerts were also sent to the Zonal Transplant Coordination Center (ZTCC) and the Army Organ Procurement and Transplantation Authority (AORTA)," the defense added. .

During the night of July 14 and into the early hours of July 15, two serving soldiers of the Indian Army were transplanted with viable organs such as kidneys, the eyes were preserved in the eye bank of the CH(SC) Armed Forces Medical College Complex and the liver was given to a patient at the clinic Ruby Hall in Pune.

The benevolent gesture of organ donation after death and well-coordinated efforts at CH(SC) gave life and sight to five critically ill patients. It reinforces the belief that "don't take your organs to heaven, God knows we need them here!"

It also spreads awareness of the invaluable role of organ donation for needy patients in such circumstances, Defense said.

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