New Delhi, India: The donation of organs of 22 years old youth, who had died in accident, helped to save the lives of 5 persons who urgently required transplant. The youth had come to meet relatives in Delhi from Uttarakhand after clearing CISF job interview. He was hit by a speeding bike and was brought to Safdarjung hospital where he was declared brain dead. His uncle donated his body parts including intestine that helped to save 5 lives.
Intestine transplant is rare because of its size and that it is surrounded by complex system of blood vessels, tissues and lymph nodes. Consequently, 22×26 feet intestine is difficult to retrieve as break in circulation could leave it dead. Moreover, graft post transplantation has high risk of rejection. Nirbhaya, the 23 years old rape victim was air lifted to Singapore for intestinal transplant.
The youth’s heart, liver and 1 kidney were transplanted on patients at AIIMS while the second kidney and intestine were transplanted at Safdarjung Hospital. Dr Jagdish Prasad, director general of health services is grateful to the family of the donor who showed tremendous generosity by putting their own grief behind to serve the cause and need of others by donating all the organs