Indore: In death, woman ‘Gifts Life’ to many

Indore: Indore was made proud thanks to human “gift” of organs. Indore also become the only city in state for retrieving lungs from a brain dead patient. Three ‘Green Corridors’ were prepared on Wednesday for speedy transportation of vital organs of the 36-year-old woman who gave new lease of life to multiple patients even after her death. Heart and lung of the patient was airlifted for a 27- year-old girl admitted to Fortis Hospital in Mumbai. The corridors were created between Bombay Hospital and Airport, Bombay Hospital to CHL Hospital, and Bombay Hospital and Choithram Hospital.

Indore Organ Donation Society’s joint secretary Dr Sanjay Dixit said, “Harshita Kaushal (36), resident of Juni Indore, was declared brain dead initially by the Brain Stem Cell Death Committee at 6:30 pm on December 18 and again at 1.15 am on December 19. She was admitted to the hospital on December 17 in unconscious state and was diagnosed with brain hemorrhage.

A team of doctors from Fortis Hospital, Mumbai reached Bombay Hospital on Wednesday morning and retrieved the organs with the help of experts in Bombay Hospital. Initially, the lung was harvested by the doctors and then the heart, which were taken to the airport at 3.15 pm. Just a few minutes after transporting the organs, another team of doctors left with liver to CHL Hospital and kidney to Choithram Hospital. Another kidney of the patient was transplanted to a patient in Bombay Hospital.

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