KMC Hospital coordinates organ harvesting from 2 brain dead patients
Manipal: Kasturba Hospital coordinated in organ harvesting from 2 brain dead patients in a single day to provide organs and life for 6 needy patients and 4 cornea to provide eyesight to 4 needy on November 5
Dr (Col) M Dayananda Medical Superintendent and COO, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal informed that “Kasturba Hospital, Manipal coordinated for harvesting organs from 2 patients who were declared brain dead namely Kishore and Valerian D’Souza”.
Valerian D’Souza aged about 56 years, from Kunjibettu, who was admitted in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal in the department of Neurosurgery, ICU on 3 November 2016 at 10.21 pm with severe head injuries after he had met with a road accident near Perampalli.
He was declared brain dead as per the protocol stipulated by the Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994 by four senior doctors at 2.30 pm on 4 November 2016 and a 2nd declaration being done again at 9.40 pm on the same date.
Valerian D’Souza’s wife expressed her willingness to donate the viable organs, both Cornea, both Kidneys and Liver as per the Human Organ Transplantation Act 1994.
Of the organs harvested, one kidney would be for an identified patient in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal and the second one for a patient in AJ Hospital, Mangaliru.
The Liver would offer life to a patient at the Apollo Hospital Bengaluru. Post harvesting organs, the Green Corridor was arranged on Saturday 5 November, 2016 at 3.30pm from Manipal to Mangaluru Airport and A J Hospital, Mangaluru.
The surgeons lead by Dr Padmaraj Hegde, Dr Arun Chawla, Dr B M Zeeshan from Dept of Urology and Dr Anitha Shenoy Head of Dept of Anesthesia – all from Kasturba Hospital, Manipal and Dr Mahesh Gopashetty from Apollo Hospital Bengaluru performed the harvesting surgery.
The second patient was Kishore aged about 45 years, from Brahmavar, who was admitted in the Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, dept of Neurosurgery, ICU on 3 November at 11.54pm with severe head injuries after he had a slipped and fallen.
He wass declared brain dead as per the protocol stipulated by the Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994 by four senior doctors at 6.00 pm on 4 November 2016 and a 2nd declaration being done at 12.00 am on 5 November 2016.
Kishore’s brother and sisters took the lifesaving decision to donate the viable organs, both Cornea, both Kidneys and Liver to give life to other needy patients.
The team for harvesting organs of Kishore reached Manipal on 5 November by 6.30pm from BGS Hospital Bengaluru. Of the organs, one kidney would be for an identified patient in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, the second kidney for a patient in KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle, Mangaluru. The harvested Liver would offer life to a patient in BGS Hospital Bengaluru.