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Night Green corridor transports beating heart from Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj to Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket

Date : November 23, 2016

As the nation gears up to celebrate National Organ Donation Day this Sunday, November 27th, a cadaveric donation at Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj today set a sterling precedence. The Fortis Organ Retrieval and Transplant (FORT) unit facilitated the deceased donor process which helped successfully transported the donor’s heart from Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj in South Delhi reaching Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket in record time, saving the life of a 20-year-old male from Bhiwani. A Night Green Corridor was created at 2.20 am today, Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 by the Delhi Police between Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj to Max Hospital, Saket covering a distance of 8.1 kms in just 6 minutes.

The donor, 41-year-old patient of Nepalese origin was brought into the emergency of Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj after a road accident by the Delhi Police late on Sunday, November 20th 2016. The patient was non-responsive and unconscious at the time of arrival, and despite best efforts by the doctors, they could not revive the patient (a driver for a private company by profession) and he was declared brain dead on Tuesday, November 22nd 2016. Thereafter, the proposal to donate his organs for a larger cause was discussed with his family. His wife, a home maker, his brother (also a driver at the same company) and his teenage son, who is appearing for his class 10th board exams this year, consented despite their hour of profound grief. The second and final brain dead test was conducted thereafter and the hospital informed NOTTO (National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation) and the police which was pressed into action owing to the fact that it was an MLC case.

According to the NOTTO protocol and guidelines update, each hospital has to inform about their possible organ donation after which the government body decides as to which organ is to be sent to which hospital in the region based on a list of priority recipients. According to the hospital-wise rota decided by NOTTO, the heart was sent to Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket; one kidney to Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh to be transplanted in a 52-year-old female recipient while the second remains with Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital to be transplanted into a 46-year old female. The corneas were sent to Venu Eye Center.

For more information, please contact:

Fortis Healthcare Ltd.

Ajey Maharaj: +91 9871798573; 
Tanushree Roy Chowdhury: +91 9999425750 
Priti Srivastava: +9109910605271 

Avian Media

Rishu Singh, +91-9958891501; 
Preeti Sehrawat: +91- 9711170599; 

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