Delhi: Dead girl's kidneys save two lives
A 19-year-old girl from Delhi's Chhattarpur, Shakuntala, died at Safdarjung Hospital after consuming poison. Her parents agreed for organ donation; her kidneys were transplanted to save two patients suffering from renal disorders. Safdarjung Hospital's Professor and Head of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Dr. Anup Kumar, said this could be the world's first organ transplant from a patient who suffered poisoning and cardiac death.
"Most people do not know about the concept of brain death or how retrieval of organs from such patients can help save lives. When they are told about it when their kin is brain dead, they react with shock. They often refuse to participate," Dr. Sibal said.
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