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Co-ordinated effort makes liver transplant successful in Global Hospitals

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Hyderabad , Aug 3

A Supreme Court advocate from Orissa had a liver transplant done in Andhra Pradesh. The liver, procured from a brain-dead person from Tamil Nadu, reached Hyderabad thanks to a co-ordinated effort by two organ retrieval NGOs of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

As a result of the inter-State co-ordination,Mr Rameshchandra Patra, the lawyer from Orissa suffering from a serious liver problem, is recuperating and is expected to be discharged soon.

A Global Hospital release said that the brother of Mr Dhanasekhar, who was declared brain-dead following a fall from a ladder on July 24, told the doctors at CMC Hospital (Vellore) that the family was ready to donate the organs of the deceased.

This triggered a chain of negotiations involving FORTE (Foundation for Organ Retrieval and Transplant Education) of Bangalore, MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) of Hyderabad, and many hospitals where patients suffering from fatal diseases waited for organ transplantations.

It was decided that Dhanasekhar's organs would be donated to CMC Hospital, Apollo Hospital (Chennai) and Global Hospitals (Hyderabad).

Global Hospitals received the liver, which was first ferried to Bangalore and then airlifted to Hyderabad.

Dr K. Ravindranath, Managing Director of Global, said that the rare gesture by the kin of the deceased and staff of FORTE, MOHAN and the hospitals has set an example.

The organ transplant drive has got a fillip with hospitals and NGOs working together.

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