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AIIMS medics save eight lives through organ donation

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here Friday saved eight lives through cadaver organ donation.

The donor was a 45-year-old woman victim of a road accident who received severe head injuries, and was declared brain dead March 27, the hospital said.

The husband and brother of the deceased agreed to sign the consent form, allowing the donation of her liver, heart valves, kidneys and corneas.

"The Organ Retrieval and Banking Organisation was alerted, and the AIIMS transplant coordinator counselled the family for organ donation," said an AIIMS statement.

The organ retrieval was done by a team of AIIMS doctors and subsequently transplanted later in the day.

The kidneys were transplanted to an adult and a paediatric recipient, and the liver also to a recipient. The heart valves and corneas were preserved to be transplanted to suitable recipients later.

First Published: Fri, March 28 2014. 21:18 IST