A 37-year-old woman from Kasaragod district, Kerala who was declared brain dead following a road accident gifted life to four patients by donating the organs.
The deceased’s family members consented to donate the organs – two kidneys, liver, and heart. The organs were harvested from Pariyaram medical college and transplanted successfully to patients at Aster MIMS.
‘Green corridor was created from Kannur to Kozhikode to transport the harvested organs. The ambulances reached Kozhikode in one hour and forty minutes.’
The heart was transplanted to a 27-year-old man from Iringannur, Kozhikode. He was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy for a decade.
This organ was harvested by cardiovascular and thoracic Surgeon Dr Anil Jose and transplanted by a team led by senior cardiovascular and thoracic Surgeon Dr Murali P Vettath.
The liver was transplanted to a 51-year-old man from Malappuram district. The kidney transplants were done by urologist Dr R Krishnamohan. One kidney was transplanted to a 25-year-old female patient from Koyilandy and another one to a 51-year-old female from Vadakara.
Police officials created a green corridor in Kannur and Kozhikode. Two separate ambulances carrying the harvested organs took only one hour and forty minutes to reach Calicut by road.