Marathwada region sees first liver transplant

A team of expert doctors of the Mahatma Gandhi Mission (MGM) college and Hospital along with the doctors from the Global Hospital Mumbai at MGM hospital on Saturday performed the first Liver transplant surgery in Marathwada region.

This was the 14th organ donation from the city. Talking to our reporter, Government NGO Zonal Transplant Co-ordination Centre (ZTCC) president Dr Sudhir Kulkarni said that 55-year-old Dinesh Asawa, a resident of N-2 Thackeraynagar, suffered a brain hemorrhage on Thursday evening and was admitted to nearby hospital, but when his condition deteriorated, he was rushed to a renowned hospital in the city.

Dinesh’s condition deteriorated and he stopped responding to treatment following which he was declared brain dead. Dinesh’s family readily agreed to donate his organs after counselling.

The deceased was later shifted to the Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital where his all the vital organs kidneys, liver and cornio are retrieved. The liver was sent to MGM hospital, one kidney to Manik Hospital and another Kidney and cornio to Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital.

Meanwhile, experts in liver transplant prepared recipient for liver transplant. They started transplanting the retrieved liver from brain dead patient to the recipient of liver at MGM hospital which was lasted for eight hours. A green corridor was formed for transporting the liver from Kamalnayan Bajaj to MGM. The transplantation for both the kidneys was also successful performed in respective hospitals, said sources.

However, the heart of the deceased was to be flown to Chennai for transplantation but due the non-availability of Airbus to transport, the heart was aborted, added Dr Kulkarni.

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