National - First Heart Transplant successfully performed in Aurangabad, Maharashtra
The first heart transplant was successfully performed in Aurangabad, Maharashtra on 1st February 2017, making it only the second city after Mumbai in the state to have achieved this feat. The heart transplant took place at CIIGMA Hospital.
The donor, Anil Patil, a 45-year-old school teacher, was declared brain dead after he suffered serious injuries when his bike collided with another two-wheeler. The doctors counselled Patil’s family to donate his organs. The family members said it was an irreparable loss for them, but they could draw consolation that he gave a fresh lease of life to four people.
The kidneys were transplanted into two patients also in Aurangabad and the liver was transplanted in Sahyadri hospital, Pune. A green corridor was created from Aurangabad to Pune to transport the liver. The distance of over 230km, which usually takes six hours, was covered in three hours and 10 minutes.
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