Goa Medical College conducted its forth Deceased Donor Organ Donation. A brave decision of 25yr old boy family to donate organs gave a new life to 4 patients awaiting an Organ Transplant.
The boy was admitted in GMC with severe head injury due to the road traffic accident. Even after receiving the best medical care his condition deteriorated and was declared brain dead. When approached, the family who are native of Belgaum, Karnataka showed great courage and took a brave decision of organ donation.
The experts from Brain Stem Death Certification Panel Dr. Sanat Bhatkar, Consultant Interventional Neurologist, GMC and Dr. Rukma kolwalkar, General Medicine, GMC performed Brain Stem Death Certification.
The Kidneys were allocated as per the waiting list maintained by SOTTO Goa. One kidney was allocated to a 31 year old patient at Goa Medical college and One kidney to 45 year old patient at Healthway hospital.
National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) allocated the Heart to a 30 year old patient at MGM Chennai and Liver to Army Hospital R & R, Delhi.
The retrieved organs were transported by 108 Ambulance in the presence of Green Corridor Created by Traffic Cell Goa Police from Goa Medical College Bambolim to the Dabolim airport & Healthway Hospital.
Organ Donation is the need of the hour as there are lakhs of people who lose their lives every year due to Organ Failure. Currently we have 41 patients registered onto the waiting list for kidney transplant of Goa.
There is a need of awareness among our society about organ Donation. One Brain Dead DONOR can save upto 8 lives through Organ Donation and heal upto 75 Lives through issue Donation.
Brain Stem is a very important part of the brain that sustains life. After Brain Death it is not possible for someone to remain conscious. It is a stage at which all functions of brain stem have permanently and irreversibly ceased.
Brain stem dead person is a unconscious dependent patient who cannot breathe on his own and is breathing through a ventilator. The lack of functioning of the brain stem is a sign of death and rest of the organs will eventually stop functioning even if the ventilator is continued.
Any patient who is in the ICU and is declared Brain Dead can become an Organ Donor with the consent of the next of kin.