Organ donation at Command Hospital EC, Kolkata saves two lives
Command Hospital (Eastern Command), Kolkata successfully conducted two cadaver kidney transplants on 17 April 2023 adding to the city’s 7th cadaveric organ donation this year. The deceased, a 70-year-old lady, resident of Birbhum district, succumbed to brain hemorrhage and was declared brain dead at Command Hospital on 16 Apr 2023.
Let my mother live more and make us all proud as always with her noble donation stated her son, who is a serving soldier presently posted in Uttar Pradesh. The family consented to organ donation and her kidneys were transplanted to a 30-year-old serving soldier and a 28-year-old wife of a serving soldier suffering from kidney failure giving them a new lease on life. By the report from the kidney transplant team of Command Hospital, both the transplant recipients are doing well.
This is the second cadaveric organ donation at Command Hospital after the first one in Aug 2020. The first cadaveric donor kidney transplant was done in 2019. A total of 5 cadaveric donor kidney transplants have been done this year to date. This is the 2nd cadaveric donor kidney transplant done at Command Hospital where both the pair donor’s kidneys were simultaneously retrieved and successfully transplanted by the kidney transplant team. With this, a total of 207 kidney transplants (195 living donors and 12 cadaveric donors) have been done since the inception of the transplant programme in 1998.
Incidentally, World Kidney Day which was recently celebrated on 09 March 2023 at Command Hospital also stressed pledging for organ donation after brain death and felicitated the families of organ donors.