Organ donation saves a life in Indore, woman receives a kidney transplant from a cadaver donor
Every year, a considerable number of people receive a new lease of life with the help of organ donation. While death takes a person away, the donated organs can give the bliss of new life to another individual. Contributing to the cause, the MP state authorities in collaboration with the medical authorities created a dedicated green corridor from Bhopal to Indore for the swift transportation of a kidney which was obtained from a cadaver donor.
The kidney which was acquired from 63-year-old Chandra Bhushan Singh, after he was declared brain dead at the Bansal Hospital in Bhopal was transported all the way to Indore and was transplanted to a 55-year-old woman in the Bombay Hospital of the city. Moreover, other organs from his body were also donated to several patients.
What is a green corridor?
The 55-year-old woman in a Bombay Hospital received a new lease of life through a kidney transplant. The organ was transported to Indore via a dedicated green corridor, taking less than three hours. Additionally, the corneas were transported to the Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal.
Notably, a green corridor system is one way to expedite organ transplants and save lives. In this system, the traffic department collaborates to transport a vital organ in less than 60-70% of the time which is usually taken to go from point A to point B.
Organ donation rates are gradually soaring in India
Notably, the people in India are slowly understanding the significance of organ donation. Statistics have shown that the percentage of youth pledging their organs has gradually increased in recent years.
Where the public is becoming more aware of the noble act, the medical authorities are also trying to bridge the gap by providing the best infrastructure for organ transplants and arranging other necessary facilities.
An individual who has passed away can potentially save the lives of up to eight people by donating transplantable organs including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, small intestine, and pancreas. Organ donation is open to people of all backgrounds, regardless of their caste, colour, gender, or community. Furthermore, individuals over the age of 18 can pledge to donate their organs after death anywhere in India.