Age no bar – 92-year-old man becomes deceased donor
Mr. Amrit Lal Budhraja, a 92-year-old man from Delhi became one of the oldest deceased donors in the country when his family consented to donating his organs. He suffered a haemorrhagic stroke on 5 January 2021. He was taken to Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, Delhi for treatment. An emergency surgery was undertaken, but it was futile. Mr. Budhraja was certified brain dead on 7 January 2021.
On receiving consent from his family for organ donation, Mr. Budhraja's kidneys, liver and corneas were retrieved. The doctors said that the biological age of the organs was much lower than his actual age. The recipient was a 56-year-oldwoman who was suffering from both end-stage liver and kidney disease.
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