Mangaluru, Aug 9, 2016: It is widely reported that the coastal areas are taking a lead in the supply of harvested organs in the state through organ transplant procedures in the past one year. In a fourth such instance, a brain dead person’s liver was taken to Bengaluru late onAug 8, Monday night.
The organ donor is said to be Hardik Raj, 24, a resident of Pacchanady. The victim had met with an accident on August 6 and he was declared brain dead on Aug 7, Sunday.
AJ Hospital and Research Centre officials told media that the ZCCK, Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka team had arrived from Bengaluru late in the evening and were in the process of harvesting liver for BGS Global Hospital. The kidneys from the patient will be used on hospital patients after cross-matching is done, said a hospital source. "If the team can harvest liver before the last flight leaves, they will go by the regular flight at 10.55 pm. Otherwise, they may charter a special flight," said hospital authorities.
AJ Hospital authorities said the organ donor’s heart would go waste since there were no recipients waiting.