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Organ Transplants of Brain Dead Man in Kolkata Lights up Six Lives

Apollo Gleneagles Hospital carried out three major organ transplants from a young male donor in Kolkata - Amit Mukherjee who was declared brain on October 25, 2018.


Mukherjee had a bike accident in Ultadanga on October 15. He was suffered from head injuries and was critical when taken to the hospital.


“He underwent a neurosurgery but no signs of improvement. His condition started deteriorating on Wednesday and was declared brain dead on Thursday morning,” an official of Apollo Gleneagles said.


On Thursday, another apnea test confirmed brain death. The hospital asked the patient’s father whether the family wanted to go for organ donation and he agreed. At least six people will benefit from the decisions of the parents.


The process of harvesting Amit Mukerjee’s organs started at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals. The heart, liver and one kidney were transplanted into three patients at Apollo Gleneagles and another kidney was sent to SSKM Hospital through the green corridor. The corneas were transplanted at Disha Eye Foundation.


With the harvesting of the organs and three transplant beings performed simultaneously is a milestone for not only Apollo Gleneagles but for the State and the Region. The team of doctors led by Dr. Mahesh Kumar Goenka, Dr. Sushan Mukhopadhyay and Dr. Mohan Chand Seal worked tirelessly to provide a new lease of life to the recipients.

Author Name
Manpreet Kaur

Published Date
: 01-Nov-2018

Manpreet Kaur is an Engineer by education but found her interests in research and writing. Her prolific career spans the world of health, travel and digital marketing. She is a music lover who can be found with headphones on at any time of the day. If not found in office, then it is for sure she had packed her bag and is on trip to quench her thirst for adventure.

Trying to extract the best out of life, she has eclectic mind trapped in a peripatetic body.

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