- The Gift of Life was passed on by the two great souls
to eleven people.
- Organ retrieval and allocation under
- Awareness about organ donation can save
Eleven lives were saved through organ donation after brain death
in Hyderabad. Two youngsters sustained serious head injuries due to a road traffic accident and
were admitted to intensive care units earlier in the week.
Thanks to the family members who despite their extreme grief agreed to organ donation from their loved ones and supported this noble
A young girl and her sister were hit by a car when they were
traveling on their two wheeler in Kukatpally. Anusha (24) suffered from severe head injury, while her sister escaped with
minor injuries. The doctors at Yashoda Hospital,Malakpet, despite their best
efforts, failed to save her. On 10th July, she was declared brain dead. Her two
kidneys, liver and two corneas were retrieved.
Another young man (25) also met with a similar accident at Suryapet on Monday.
After receiving first aid in a local hospital he was shifted to Aware Global
Hospital, LB Nagar. Due to a serious head injury, he was declared brain dead on the same day. His
two kidneys, liver, heart and two corneas were retrieved and transplanted to
the organ failure patients.
The organs were donated under the Jeevandan organ donation scheme of
Telangana.The organs retrieved were distributed to various waiting list
patients in the city.
What is Brain Death?
Brain death is defined as the permanent and irreversible
cessation of all brain functions. A part in the brain called the brain stem is
responsible for maintaining the vital functions of our body such as respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and being alert and
awake. It occurs due to four major reasons, the most common one being the road traffic
accident. The other reasons are tumor, ischemia and intracerebral hemorrhage.
Once the brain stem stops functioning the person is considered dead. Brain
death is declared by a group of 4 doctors after two sets of tests.
What is Organ Donation?
Organ donation is the donation of healthy organs
from a person (living /dead) to another person who is in need of those organs
out of true will. Most of the times the vital organs like heart, lung, liver
and kidney function well in the brain dead patients. Organ donation can be
considered as an option, if the family of the deceased consents for the same. Brain death
donation is legal in India according to the Transplantation of Human Organs Act
Why Organ Donation?
Telangana has been doing
quite well in organ donation. However, the current organ donation rate in the state is
not enough to meet the demand from the large number of patients on the waiting
list for various organ transplants. There is a wide gap between the demand and
supply of organs hence many patients die while waiting for transplants. The
public needs to be aware of this fact, so that many lives can be saved through organ
The two donations in Hyderabad and the gift of life provided to 11
patients should serve as an example to the society to pledge their organs to
- What Is Organ Donation - (www.organindia.org/overviews/know-organ-donation/)
- Act and Rules under Transplant of Human Organs Act
(THOA) - (www.notto.nic.in/act-end-rules-of-thoa.htm)