The family of a 54-year-old woman, who was declared brain dead at Fortis Hospital Anandapur, donated her organs on Friday. This was the first organ donation in Bengal this year.
Sudipta Dutta, a Belghoria resident, was rushed to Fortis Hospital a few days ago in a critical condition after she had suffered a brainstem haemorrhage. All efforts to save her went in vain and the hospital authorities counselled her kin for the organ donation. While the woman’s liver was flown off to Delhi, where the organ will be transplanted into a patient suffering from end stage liver failure at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), her kidneys will save the lives of two renal failure patients at SSKM Hospital and Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals in Kolkata.
“It is good to see that grieving families are responding to the cause of organ donation. While two patients from the state and one outside will be saved through this donation, it is good normalcy in clinical emergency is being restored,” said Arafat Faisal, medical superintendent, Fortis Hospital, Anandapur. The last time the city had a deceased organ donation was on November 30 when the family of 40-year-old tribal woman from Midnapore donated her organs after she was declared brain dead at SSKM Hospital.