Brain-dead donates liver to give new life to young man

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A 76-year-old road accident victim who tragically passed away due to a brain haemorrhage has donated his liver to a 30-year-old man suffering from liver cirrhosis. The entire process of multi organ retrieval surgery took around 2 hours 35 minutes. A green corridor to transport the liver was created from Fortis Shalimar Bagh to Max Hospital, Saket covering a distance of 28.4 km in just 44 minutes.

Following a road accident, the donor was rushed to Fortis Shalimar Bagh with severe head injury and oral bleeding on first week of May. The patient was conscious at the time of admission but within, half an hour he lost his consciousness due to rapidly enlarging clot in the brain. An urgent CT scan of the head revealed a large clot (Subdural Hematoma) in the brain. Despite vigorous efforts and medications to reduce brain swelling, the victim unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

Later, the family of the deceased consented to donate his liver to a 30-year-old man suffering from liver cirrhosis. 

Giving details of the case, Dr Sonal Gupta, Director & HOD Neurosurgery, Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh said “Despite emergency intervention, the patient suffered brain haemorrhage due to the gravity of the head injury following the accident and multiple clots in the brain. Sadly, he could not be revived despite critical care interventions and ventilator support.