Two-year old brain dead donate organs to save multiple lives

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Two families including one of 2-year-old of brain dead have donated the organs to save multiple lives at All India Institute of Medical sciences.

Ms. Shashi, a 48-year-old female, had a road traffic accident on November 16, 2023, in Noida. She fell down from a two-wheeler vehicle and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital. Later, she was referred to the Trauma Centre at AIIMS for advanced medical management. Despite the best medical care provided at JPNATC AIIMS, Ms. Shashi was declared brain dead on November 17, 2023, said the hospital.

The retrieved organs were allocated through the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO). One kidney was allocated to RR Hospital, while the other kidney was allocated to AIIMS New Delhi.

In the second case, 2-year-old Divyanshi had an unfortunate brain death after sustaining fall from third floor balcony of her house while playing. Later, her family made the selfless decision to donate her organs. The NOTTO allocated her

heart to MGM Healthcare in Chennai, while her kidneys were allocated to AIIMS. Additionally, her corneas were banked at the Eye Bank, AIIMS.

The hospital said that the Organ Retrieval Banking Organization (ORBO) along with the Delhi Traffic Police Department coordinated a green corridor, ensuring the swift transport of Divyanshi’s heart from AIIMS Trauma Centre to IGI Airport, Delhi.

Dr. Aarti Vij, Prof. In-charge at ORBO, AIIMS, deeply appreciated the family’s selfless decision to donate organs in the midst of grief. The recent multi-donor organ donation marked the third

such instance coordinated by ORBO in the last 72 hours, she said.

The seamless coordination of counseling, brain death certification, and donor organ management was executed precisely by the dedicated team of treating physicians, transplant coordinators & counselors, neurosurgeons, anesthetists, the transplant team, administrators, forensic and police departments.

“The medical fraternity extends its deepest gratitude to the families for their courageous decisions, and their actions stand as a testament to the enduring spirit of humanity,” said Dr.Vij.