Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

Youth donates mother’s kidney

The gesture of a 24-year-old youth,Deepak Patolat, to donate kidneys of his mother admitted to the Command Hospital on February 22 and declared brain dead,has given a new lease of life to a 34-year-old soldier in the final stage of renal failure.

The gesture of a 24-year-old youth,Deepak Patolat, to donate kidneys of his mother admitted to the Command Hospital on February 22 and declared brain dead,has given a new lease of life to a 34-year-old soldier in the final stage of renal failure.

One kidney was transplanted on the soldier (identity not disclosed) by doctors at the Command Hospital between February 24 night and February 25 morning.

Laxmi Patolat (40) was admitted to the Command Hospital and declared brain dead by doctors,who,subsequent to medical procedures,confirmed her dead. Deepak was approached for organ donation. Brigadier RSV Kumar,one of the doctors who conducted the operation,said,“After he was approached,he consulted relatives and took the tough decision. We had identified four patients for cross match tests to see whether they could benefit from the transplant. The one finally found to match was the infantry soldier suffering from end stage renal failure. He had been languishing at the Command Hospital for the last two years as a suitable kidney could not be found.”

A team comprising Group Captain B Sivaramakrishna,Col Anand Srivastava,Lt Col A Dutta,Lt Col S Mendoca and Lt Col Arun Kumar harvested the kidneys and transplanted one of them. The other was sent to a hospital outside,under the aegis of the Zonal Transport Co-ordination Committee.

Subscriber Only Stories
Re-Defining The Tradition In Folk Art: An Art Educator’s PerspectivePremium
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS) launches undergraduate program...Premium
MIT World Peace University launches Five-Year Integrated B.Tech with MBA ...Premium
Bring Home The Ultimate Solution For The Whole Family With Airtel Xstream...Premium

The kidneys were transplanted in same night to minimize organ storage time. “The soldier will now be able to lead a normal life. For the past two years,he had been on dialysis at least twice a week. Now,he is passing two-and-a-half-litre urine. He will be on medication for some time and should be fine within about a week,” added Kumar.

Commending Deepak’s gesture, Maj Gen S S Panwar,Commandant of the Hospital,said,“Organ extraction demands great altruism. Also patience and perseverance on the part of the transplant team. Hopefully,this selfless act will inspire others such donations will increase.”

First published on: 01-03-2012 at 03:54:32 am
Next Story

Pregnant women skip Leap Day delivery

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X