The Fortis Organ Retrieval and Transplant (FORT) unit of Fortis Healthcare Limited successfully transported a donor’s heart in the early hours of today morning at 6.30 am from Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj in South Delhi reaching Medanta, the Medicity in Gurgaon via NH 8in 12 minutes at 6.42 am.
The donor, a 45-year-old male, was brought into the emergency of Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj by the police in an unconscious state due to head injury sustained in a road accident at Fatehpur Beri near Chattarpur in the afternoon of Wednesday, 6 July. Despite best efforts by the neurosurgery team, the patient could not be revived and he was declared brain dead. The proposal to donate his organs was discussed with the family members who gave their consent, despite their greatest hour of grief. The hospital informed NOTTO, (National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization) and police clearance was taken, this being a medico-legal case.
Abrar Ali Dalal, Facility Director, Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital said, “This is our first deceased donor organ donation for this facility. We thank the donor’s family to have agreed for such a noble act even in their hour of grief and irreparable loss. It was also the clockwork precision of all internal and external medical teams which made this dream of a cadaveric donation a reality.”
According to the NOTTO protocol/guidelines update each hospital has to inform about their possible organ donation after which the government body decides as to which organ to be sent to which hospital in the region based on a list of recipients. According to the hospital-wise rota decided by NOTTO, the heart will be sent to Medanta, one kidney to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) while the second to Safdarjung Hospital. The liver would be sent to Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon.
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