- Anil Sharma(name changed), a resident of Ghaziabad donated his liver, both the kidneys and corneas
- A liver and a kidney have been transplanted to the patients in Jaypee Hospital
The patient met with a road accident in Gurugram on Monday, 13th November. After which he was admitted to a nearby hospital where he was immediately treated with the required first aid services. Since his condition was not improving, the family got him admitted to another hospital in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad where his CT Scan was done and doctors suspected him to be brain dead. After which the family brought him to Jaypee Hospital for the noble cause of organ donation. After doing the required medical procedures and tests, the doctors declared him brain dead yesterday night at Jaypee Hospital, Noida.
Dr. Manoj Luthra, CEO, Jaypee Hospital, Noida said, “We are thankful to the donor and his family who have taken this courageous step and have given a new life to three people. Organs of a deceased patient can save lives of at least six to eight people. It is a noble act and I am elated to see that people are gaining awareness about cadaveric organ donation. We are thankful to NOTTO for having a belief in Jaypee Hospital and helping us to lead this mission.”
“While awareness about organ donation and transplantation in India is limited to only certain sections of the populace, the situation becomes even dire when the people having pledged to be organ donors don’t contribute to this cause. We are thankful to the family who have come forward for this great cause and saved others’ lives,” said Dr. Amit Devra, Senior Consultant and Coordinator, Urology and Kidney Transplant Department.
“This is difficult to accept that we have lost our son who was just 28 yrs old. But by donating his organs we have a feeling of satisfaction that he is still alive and could save three lives.” said father of the deceased.
As per the instructions of NOTTO, a liver and a kidney have been transplanted to two patients at Jaypee Hospital while a kidney was transported to another hospital in Noida. The liver has been transplanted to a 57 year old patient Shyamlal (name changed), resident of Ghaziabad. The patient was suffering from liver cirrhosis for last one year and was in an urgent need of the transplant. Whereas, the kidney was transplanted to a Noida resident, Manohar Singh(name changed), 58 years old who had been suffering from acute kidney problems from last one and half years.
According to organindia.org, for 5000 hearts required there are only 70 available donors. Similarly, only 7000 kidneys are available against a demand of 2 lakhs. In fact, India has one of the lowest count of organ donors in the world, 90% people in need of a critical organ to save their life end up facing death due to unavailability of donors.