Liver of 18-yr-old brain dead boy couldn’t be retrieved
Indore : Another green corridor was prepared in the city on Saturday morning for speedy transportation of kidney of an 18-year-old boy from Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Science (SAIMS) to Choithram Hospital. It was for the 14th time when a green corridor was prepared in the city for giving new lease of life to others.
Shubham Pateria of Bagli in Dewas district, was declared brain dead on Friday noon during his treatment in SAIMS. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment of brain tumour.
The corridor was created at 6.37 am from SAIMS to Choithram Hospital and the organ reached the destination in 17 minutes. It was the longest corridor created for covering the distance of 18 km.
Secretary of Indore Organ Donation Society Dr Sanjay Dixit said, “One of the kidneys was successfully transplanted to a patient in SAIMS while another kidney was sent to Choithram Hospital through green corridor.”
He said that they have tried to harvest the liver of the patient as well but it was found unfit after retrieval.
“We planned to send the liver to Siddhanta Red Cross Hospital, Bhopal as per the directions of National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation and a team of experts was also called from New Delhi for the same. However, the liver was found unfit after retrieval due to which we sent a kidney only,” Dr Dixit said.
Cornea and skin of the deceased have also been harvested and preserved at MK International Eye Bank and Skin Bank in Choithram Hospital, respectively.
Heart couldn’t be transported
Officials of Indore Organ Donation Society had tried for heart retrieval as well but it couldn’t be possible due to no direct flight between Indore and Chennai.
Dr Dixit said that they received permission from NOTTO to send the heart to Chennai but the plane couldn’t take off from there due to rains.
Heart should be transplanted in maximum six hours after retrieval but Indore doesn’t have any direct flight and it would take more time through connecting flights.
According to sources, officials of Indore Organ Donation Society had informed NOTTO about a brain dead patient at noon but they gave the permission to send the heart to Chennai late in night.