Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.18 Issue No.57. July 2019 - October 2019

First bone donation in Pune carried out successfully


 

The first bone donation in Pune took place at the state-run Sassoon
General Hospital on 25th August 2019 when a 49-year-old exserviceman’s
bones and corneas were donated to the hospital.
Mrs. Arati Gokhale, Central Coordinator, Zonal Transplant
Coordination Centre, Pune said the donor, Mr. Vijay Maruti Kadam,
who had served in the army for 17 years, died after he hanged himself.
When his body was brought to Sassoon Hospital by the police, his
family was approached by the eye donation counsellor, Ms. Manisha
Pandhare, for cornea donation where Kadam’s wife, nephew and
cousin gave their consent. It was felt that the family may consider other
tissue donation as well, so Mr. Akash Salve, Transplant Coordinator,
MOHAN Foundation counselled the family about skin and bone
donation to which they agreed. After the medico-legal formalities
were completed, a team of orthopaedic surgeons at Sassoon Hospital
retrieved a few ribs and the iliac crest ensuring that there was no
disfigurement. The bones were transported from Pune by Mr. Salve
and handed over to the Bone Bank at Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel,
Mumbai.

The first bone donation in Pune took place at the state-run Sassoon General Hospital on 25th August 2019 when a 49-year-old exserviceman’s bones and corneas were donated to the hospital. Mrs. Arati Gokhale, Central Coordinator, Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre, Pune said the donor, Mr. Vijay Maruti Kadam, who had served in the army for 17 years, died after he hanged himself. When his body was brought to Sassoon Hospital by the police, his family was approached by the eye donation counsellor, Ms. Manisha Pandhare, for cornea donation where Kadam’s wife, nephew and cousin gave their consent. It was felt that the family may consider other tissue donation as well, so Mr. Akash Salve, Transplant Coordinator, MOHAN Foundation counselled the family about skin and bone donation to which they agreed. After the medico-legal formalities were completed, a team of orthopaedic surgeons at Sassoon Hospital retrieved a few ribs and the iliac crest ensuring that there was no disfigurement. The bones were transported from Pune by Mr. Salve and handed over to the Bone Bank at Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.

 


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