Bhubaneswar, Nov 5: A brain-dead woman in Odisha has provided a second chance at life to seven individuals following her family's consent to organ donation.
Krishna Panda, a 56-year-old resident of Berhampur, suffered critical brain injuries in a road accident and was admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. Recognizing the severity of her condition, the medical team treating her determined that there was no hope of recovery. In a selfless and compassionate gesture, Krishna's family decided to donate her organs, which could potentially save the lives of seven patients in different parts of the country.
Krishna had sustained a brain hemorrhage during the scooter accident and was admitted to AMRI Hospital on November 1. Sadly, she was declared brain-dead the following day. Upon receiving approval from the State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO) and with the unanimous support of the patient's family, the hospital initiated the process of multi-organ harvesting and donation.
Dr. Siddharth Mishra, the superintendent of AMRI Hospital in Bhubaneswar, commended this altruistic act, stating, "With organ donation, seven lives will be saved due to this benevolent act."
Multiple vital organs, including two lungs, two kidneys, and a liver, were successfully harvested from the same donor. Unfortunately, the heart couldn't be retrieved due to certain complications. These life-saving organs were transported to recipients in various regions of the country, with the lungs reaching Chennai, the liver being sent to Kolkata, and the kidneys finding their way to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.