At three, Anjana becomes Kerala’s youngest organ donor

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3 (IANS) A five-year-old boy was doing well here on Monday after getting the liver and kidneys of a brain dead three-year-old girl, who became Kerala’s youngest organ donor.

“The harvesting surgery started on Saturday night and when we finished the transplant, it took us 16 hours. The boy is currently on ventilator and is expected to come out of it tomorrow (Tuesday). He is doing well,” V. Venugopal, who led a team of doctors, told IANS.

The transplant was done at a private hospital while the harvesting surgery was conducted at state-run SAT Hospital.

He also said Anjana, the donor, has become the youngest organ donor in Kerala.

Anjana suddenly collapsed in Thiruvananthapuram while playing on Thursday and on Saturday she was declared brain dead.

When doctors approached her parents with a request if they were willing to donate her organ, they agreed her kidneys, liver and eyes were harvested.

“The recipient is having genetic disorders and his liver and kidney are both seriously affected. Hence, underwent the transplant,” said Venugopal.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here