37-Year-Old Woman Is AIIMS First Full Body Donor

NEW DELHI (TIP): A 37-year-old woman from Uttarakhand who suffered irreversible brain damage in a haemorrhagic attack has become the first whole body donor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences this year. While her heart, liver and two kidneys have been used for transplant into needy patients, other organs like the cornea and bones are preserved for future use, Arti Vij, chief of the Organ Retrieval and Banking Organisation at the institute, said. She added, “Chandrakanta Rawat was admitted to AIIMS on January 2. She was declared brain dead by a team of doctors two days later. Her husband gave the consent for retrieval of the organs.” Vij said while the deceased’s heart was used for transplant at the institute itself, her two kidneys were sent to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and the liver was used for transplant at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Vasant Kunj.

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