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Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Yamunanagar woman gives new lease of life to 3

Chandigarh, January 25

Laxmi Devi (45) from Yamunanagar district, who lost her life in a road accident, turned a lifesaver for three people who were donated her organs. Her kidneys were transplanted to two terminally ill renal failure patients at the PGI here, whereas her liver gave a new lease of life to a recipient suffering from an end-stage liver disease at Max Hospital in New Delhi.

The liver was transported through green corridor from Chandigarh to New Delhi covering a distance of 314 km in mere 4.15 hours despite dense fog, poor visibility and other logistic issues due to the prevailing situation at the Delhi border.

Laxmi Devi of Haibatpur village, Yamunanagar, Haryana, was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Jagadhari, after she was found unconscious on the road after being hit by a vehicle on January 15. Considering her critical condition, she was referred to the PGI. She was declared brain dead on January 21.

Prof (Dr) Vipin Koushal, Nodal Officer, ROTTO, PGI, said: "After the family consented for organ donation, a medical team harvested the liver and kidneys for transplant. Cross-matching indicated that there was no matching recipient for liver at the PGI. So, we got in touch with other transplant hospitals in the northern region to explore options for matching recipients and finally the liver was allocated to Max Hospital, New Delhi, with the active intervention of the National Organ amp; Tissue Transplant Organisation." — TNS

from The Tribune

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