Mangaluru: The first ever cadaveric kidney transplantation was done successfully on July 3 at AJ Hospital. It is the second cadaveric organ donation in Dakshina Kannada, earlier on 13th April first cadaveric donation happened in the district.
Soon after Leena Binoy, a 42 year old road traffic accident victims's family wished to donate the organs, it was immediately conveyed to the Zonal Co-ordination committee of Transplantation of Karnataka. The committee in turn activated the retrieval team and the receipant list for organs. After necessary legal clearances the organ retrieval team of ZCCK came from Bengaluru to retrieve the organs.
The retrieved Kidney was given to AJ Hospital and later transplanted successfully to a 32-year-old man from Udupi, who was suffering from renal failure and was on dialysis for the last one year.
The surgery team comprised of Dr Sushanth, Nephrologist and a team of Urologists and transplant surgeons Dr S P Shenoy, Dr Prashanth Marla and Drv Pritam Sharma.
Briefing reporters, on Saturday, A J Hospital and Research Centre Medical Director, Urologist and Transplant Surgeon Dr Prashanth Marla said only if a patient is declared brain dead can his/her organs be retrieved. ZCCK guidelines mandate that a team of doctors including a neurosurgeon / neuro-physician, the treating doctor; a specialist and the Medical Superintendent of the hospital should decide if the patient is brain-dead or not. Twenty four hour after a head injury, brain dead is declared.
It has been decided to impress upon the State government on a proposal to start West Zonal Coordination Committee of Transplantation, Karnataka, covering Mangaluru and Udupi and also setting up of West ZCCK, which will benefit the patients from coastal belt.
The proposal is in its infancy stage. With the Zonal Coordination Committee of Transplantation, Karnataka, functioning in Bengaluru, patients from this region have to get registered in Bengaluru. “If we get a ZCCK here, more number of patients who are in need of organ transplant can register their names and avail the benefit. This will also help in creating awareness on cadaveric transplant in the coastal region, he said.
The recipient is doing fine following the surgery. The transplanted kidney has started functioning immediately and the recipient would be discharged probably within two weeks.
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