Nagpur: A 47-year-old brain dead man’s organs have saved three lives after his family decided to donate them.
Madduru Sreenivasulu, a 47-year-old Civil Contractor and Nellore resident who suffered from stroke in Bhandara, was admitted in Neuron Hospital on 19/11/2017 and was operated same day. Since he was brain dead, the relatives including his two wives namely Sreelatha and Vijaya and daughter Anusha, a BTech student, on the basis of counselling done by Dr. Chandrashekhar Pakhmode – Neurosurgeon volunteered to donate his kidneys and liver. Dr. Shiv Narayan Acharya, Transplant Convener of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute (OCHRI) and ZTCC Office was accordingly informed and the patient was shifted to OCHRI from Neuron Hospital on 02/12/2017 at 11.15 pm. Dr. Shivam Puniyani, on duty Intensivist accepted the patient and put him on protocol for maintaining brain dead potential organ donor.
After performing all essential confirmatory tests at OCHRI as per laid down government’s standard protocol by the team of government approved brain dead certification specialists namely Dr. Devayani Buche, Dr. Vishwas Dashputra and Dr. Vasant Dangra; he was certified as Brain Stem dead status.
Dr. S.J. Acharya, Nephrologist & Transplant Advisor and Manjiri Damle, Transplant Coordinator-OCHRI diligently completed all necessary formalities and Nagpur ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee) reached out to recipients as per waiting list. On 03/12/2017 at around 9 pm, liver was retrieved by MGM Aurangabad team & kidneys would be retrieved and one transplant surgery will be done immediately at OCHRI by transplant team Dr. Suhas Salpekar, Dr. Rajesh Soni, Dr. Sandeep Deshmukh and Dr. Rohit Gupta supported by Dr. S.J. Acharya, Transplant Physician. Dr. Smita Harkare, Dr. Neeta Deshpande, Dr. Anita Pande & Dr. Sweety Pasari will provide the anaesthesia services and Dr. Kavita Dhurvey will assist the transplant team during the surgery. This cadaveric kidney donation will bring new ray of life for three families as both the kidneys would be given to two needy patients and liver to one. One kidney will go to a 26years male at OCHRI and the other kidney will be transported to Care Hospital for transplant to 47-year-old female as per ZTCC waiting list. ZTCC formalities were coordinated by Dr. Ravi Wankhede under leadership of Dr. Vibhavari Dani, ZTCC President.
MGM Aurangabad hospital team reached OCHRI by 7.15pm and then patient was shifted to OCHRI OT. Once signal of clamping vessels is received; retrieval would start to complete by 9.15-9.30pm. Ravindra Pardesi, DCP- Traffic & Gyaneshwar Patil, PI Incharge- Bajaj Nagar Police station Bajaj Nagar were duly informed by Dr. Anup Marar and team of Traffic Police officials led by Shri. Bhandarkar, Senior PI will coordinate the green corridor arrangement for early transport of organs from OCHRI to Airport at night hours. Sunil Sure coordinated the ambulance transport while Mr. Krishna Asre will drive the ambulance to airport. As per request of relatives, OCHRI has arranged for the body to be subsequently transported in an ambulance run by Mr. Rashid to Nellore.
Dr.S. J Acharya informed that “What is needed is a proactive attitude towards cadaveric organ donation, counselling for relatives for organ donation in the event of brain death, adequate hospital infrastructure, matching and distribution of the organs and co-ordination amongst hospitals.”
On this occasion, Dr. Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, said that “This is a fine example of generosity, and a great human spirit. The family’s gesture demonstrates that there is a latent desire in everyone to “make a difference”. He also added that the 11th cadaveric donation at OCHRI demonstrates the exemplary coordination existing between private hospitals and ZTCC to promote Deceased Donor Organ donation program in Nagpur city.
At OCHRI; Dr. Ashish Shukla, Dr. Ganesh Bure, Dr. Rani Lakhe, Dr. Roshan Jawdekar, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr. Neha Agarwal & Dr. Shivam Puniyani- Intensivists, Sr. Preethy, Sr. Sindhu, Sr. Ambika along with dedicated nursing and paramedical staff of OCHRI Transplant unit will take care of the recipient under supervision of Dr. Shivnarayan Acharya, Nephrologist.