The first patient at AIIMS to donate organs.
A 40-year-old accident victim from Bhandara gave a new lease of life to three patients waiting for organs. The victim’s family donated both kidneys and liver to patients in Nagpur where the organs were transplanted in three persons.
The family of Sahadev Dhondu Khangar, who was brought to Nagpur after the accident on November 30, 20222 was under treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Nagpur. His wife Sunita and nephew Fulchand Pundalik Rajuke gave consent for the donation. Khangar was declared brain-dead at AIIMS on December 1, 2022.
Veena Vathore, ZTCC coordinator said that it being a medico-legal case it took time for clearance for the transplants. The transplants happened on Saturday. The ZTCC president Dr. Vibhawari Dani and secretary Dr.Sanjay Kolte allocated the organs to hospitals as per the waitlist.
The liver was given to a 51-year-old man in New Era Hospital. One kidney was given to a nine-year-old boy at KIMS Kingsway Hospital. The second kidney was transplanted in a 47-year-old man at Wockhardt Hospital.
“It is for the first time that we have received organs from a brain-dead patient from AIIMS,” said Dr.Dani, Dr.Manish Shirigiriwar, medical superintendent at AIIMS, and Dr.Ashwini Choudhary at AIIMS convinced the family to donate organs.
Dr.Rahul Saxena at New Era Hospital did the liver transplant. Dr.Kolte did the kidney transplant at Wockhardt Hospital. Dr.Vasudeo Ridhorkar and Dr.Dhananjay Bokare did the kidney transplant at Kims Kingsway Hospitals Nagpur.