Traffic cleared for organ transport in Coimbatore

Published Aug 18, 2014, 12:51 pm IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 11:27 am IST
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Coimbatore: It was a day of ‘organ exchange’ between Coimbatore and Chennai on Sunday from two brain dead patients. A liver was flown into Coimbatore from the Madras Medical College in Chennai after a 27-year-old road accident victim was declared brain dead.

Traffic police cleared traffic on the green corridor and ensured that the organs that had to be transported to Chennai were whisked away to the airport in five minutes from the hospital. It was a black day for Christo Suganth on August 15 when he was declared brain dead following a road accident.

His mother, P. Vency,  came forward to donate her son’s organs the mo-ment she was told that he had no chance of survival. The Tamil Nadu cadaver transplant registry allocated the liver for transplantation to KMCH. The organ was harvested by a team of experts at MMC and was transported from the hospital to the airport in 15 minutes.

The team boarded the flight at 2.30 pm and landed at Coimbatore at 3.30 pm. The organ was safely transported to KMCH for surgical transplantation. This is going to be the fifth liver transplant in a month-and-a-half, Dr Palanisamy said. In Coimbatore, the organs of a mechanic, P. Murugeswaran, were harvested at GKNM hospital after the 31-year-old man was declared brain dead following a road accident on the Thudiyalur road.

As he did not respond to treatment, he was declared brain dead. His parents and relatives were counselled by a team of doctors at the hospital and his organs were harvested. While the kidneys were used for transplant at GKNM hospital, the liver was sent to Apollo Hospital, Chennai, and the heart valves to Madras Medical Mission hospital.

Location: Tamil Nadu


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