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Fortis Hospital Facilitates Life-Saving Liver Transplant Through Donor's Generosity

In a poignant display of courage and compassion, coupled with clinical expertise, Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh orchestrated a remarkable organ donation process, ultimately leading to a life-saving liver transplant. The chain of events was set into motion when a 76-year-old road accident victim, tragically succumbing to a brain hemorrhage, became the unexpected source of hope for another individual in dire need.

The victim was rushed to Fortis Shalimar Bagh in the first week of May, following a severe head injury sustained in a road accident. Despite initial consciousness, the patient's condition rapidly deteriorated, necessitating an emergency brain surgery to address a large clot in the brain. Despite exhaustive efforts by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, including intensive care and ventilator support, the victim unfortunately could not be revived.

Amidst the profound grief of losing their loved one, the victim's family exhibited extraordinary courage and generosity by consenting to donate his liver to a 30-year-old man battling liver cirrhosis. The subsequent multi-organ retrieval surgery, lasting approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, was a testament to both clinical excellence and the family's altruistic decision.

The journey of the donated liver was expedited through a green corridor, meticulously orchestrated from Fortis Shalimar Bagh to Max Hospital, Saket, covering a distance of 28.4 km in just 44 minutes. Dr. Sonal Gupta, Director & HOD Neurosurgery at Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh, expressed her admiration for the deceased donor's family and their profound act of kindness. She underscored the critical role played by seamless collaboration between medical teams and law enforcement in facilitating this life-saving donation.

Deepak Narang, Facility Director at Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh, emphasized the importance of organ donation and called upon more individuals to come forward and register as donors. Highlighting the protocol outlined by NOTTO (National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization), he reiterated the need for awareness and education regarding the benefits of organ donation, particularly in light of the significant gap between organ demand and supply in India.

The heartwarming example set by the donor's family serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring others to consider the profound impact of organ donation in saving lives and fostering a culture of generosity and compassion within society.

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