Bengaluru, June 29, 2018: Manjunath M, a 43-year-old male from Bellary, who died due to Intracerebral Bleeding, saved the lives of 5 critically ill patients. He was admitted to SPARSH Hospital, Yeshwanthpur, where he was declared dead by a team of doctors later in the day. Following his death, the doctors convinced his family to say yes to organ donation. With the family’s consent, the doctors performed a surgery to harvest some of the donor’s vital organs including his heart, livers, kidneys, lungs, and corneas.
His lungs were transported to Frontline Hospital in Chennai, and the Bengaluru police were quick to create a green corridor from Yeshwanthpur to the Bengaluru Airport. The well-coordinated effort by the police ensured that the heart reached the needy in time.
The donor’s heart found a match in a 68-year-old patient admitted in M.S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre. The left kidney was transported to INU (Institute of Nephrology) to a 43-year-old male, whereas the right kidney was transported to Suguna Hospital. Lastly, the corneas were transported to Minto Eye Hospital.
“Firstly, I want to appreciate the donor’s family who took such a noble decision even in a vulnerable mental state. It’s really hearting to see that people no longer see organ donation as a taboo,” said Dr. Sharan Patil, Chairman, SPARSH Hospital.
“The Bengaluru police did a commendable job by creating the green corridor and I can’t thank them enough,” he added further.
SPARSH Hospital recently launched its first Blood Bank & Organ Donation programme in its Yeshwanthpur wing with an aim to help numerous patients in need and give them a new lease in life.