First deceased donor kidney transplant performed at Goa Medical College under SOTTO
A 21-year-old young man from North India who was working at Calangute, Goa met with an accident with head injuries and was admitted to Goa Medical College (GMC) on 3rd December 2020. The head injuries resulted in brain death. As his family agreed to organ donation, the organ retrieval process was set in motion on 7 December. His heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys gave new life to five people. GMC dean, S M Bandekar applauded the donor's family members for their bountiful act even in their state of grief.
The state utilised its infrastructure at GMC to conduct deceased donor kidney transplants for the first time, where two men (aged between 40 and 45) within the state became kidney recipients successfully. The other retrieved organs were received by patients outside Goa and for the non-stop transportation of the organs, a green corridor was created between GMC and Goa airport. The donor's heart was flown to a patient in Mumbai, lungs were given to a patient in Chennai, and liver was received by a person in Nagpur.
The kidney transplant surgeries were performed by two teams, one was led by Dr. Madhumohan Prabhudesai, Consultant Urologist & HOD, Urology, Healthway Hospital; Professor & HOD,Urology, Goa Medical College, and the other was headed by Dr. P Oza, a consultant urologist. Dr. J P Tiwari, Head of the Nephrology Department, and his team were in charge of the post-transplant care of the two recipients.
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- Keywords: Goa Medical College (GMC), organ retrieval process, deceased donor kidney transplants, kidney transplant surgeries, green corridor, Healthway Hospital