Donates heart, liver and kidney
Delhi-based Ashutosh Sharma, an MBA student, recently gave a lease of life to four critically ill people. Dr Bhabha Nanda Das, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital said, “While his heart was donated to a 33-year-male patient diagnosed with very poor heart function, his liver was transplanted to a 49-year-old patient. One of the kidneys was given to a 49-year-old person who was suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and was on dialysis. His second kidney was donated to another person in a different hospital.”
A team headed by Dr Das performed the complicated heart transplant procedure at the hospital in a four hour-long surgery. While liver and kidney transplant procedures were undertaken by Dr Neerav Goyal and Dr SN Mehta, respectively. One of the kidneys was transplanted at another hospital through the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO).
All three recipients at Apollo Hospitals have started to show signs of improvement and are being regularly monitored by a team of specialist doctors.