Brain dead patient's liver from Madurai transplanted to Chennai man within 90 mins

The donor was a 39-year-old male from who met with road traffic accident and admitted to Government Rajaji Hospital Madurai on April 8 and declared brain dead on Sunday.
Brain dead patient's liver from Madurai transplanted to Chennai man within 90 mins
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CHENNAI: A successful cadaveric transplantation of a liver was conducted at Government Stanley Hospital on Sunday to a 52-year-old male patient with end stage Liver failure. The donor was a 39-year-old male from who met with road traffic accident and admitted to Government Rajaji Hospital Madurai on April 8 and declared brain dead on Sunday.

The family members voluntarily came forward to donate his liver and kidneys. The organ transportation was carried out from Madurai to Chennai through air within one hour along with Stanley transplant team. Advance Life Support (ALS) 108 brought the organ within 30 minutes from Chennai airport to Stanley Hospital in coordination with Chennai Traffic Police creating a green corridor.

The transplantation procedure was headed by Dr Jeswanth, Director of Liver Transplantation, in coordination with Prof Mala, HOD of Anaesthesia and Prof Revathy, HOD of Medical Gastroenterology and their extraordinary team and department of microbiology who did RT-PCR for the recipient which was negative.

"The patient has been shifted to post operative Intensive Care Unit, extubated and he is now breathing in room air and doing well. At present, the hospital has about 40 patients of end stage liver disease who are to evaluated and waitlisted for liver transplant. So far, 81 liver transplants have been conducted at the hospital," said Dr P Balaji, dean of Stanley Medical College and Hospital.

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