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4 people get new lease of life after organ donation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 26-year-old man, who died in an accident, has given a fresh lease of life to four other persons, by donating his heart, and kidneys, doctors of a city hospital today said.

"An MBA student, was doing his internship with a Delhi-based company. On April 7, while commuting to his office, he met with an accident and was admitted to the in a critical condition," a of the hospital said.

Doctors said they did their best to revive him, but his condition kept deteriorating and on April 12 he stopped showing any brain stem reflex activity.

"Ashutosh was declared brain dead on April 15," the hospital said, adding that transplant done on the same day.

"His family consented to donate his heart, and kidneys to other patients. While his heart was donated to a 33-year-old male patient diagnosed with very poor heart function, his was later transplanted in a 49-year-old person," aid Dr Bhabha Nanda Das, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon at the hospital.

The said a team headed by Das performed the complicated procedure. The to four hours.

One was sent to another hospital through the (NOTTO), he said.

"One of the kidneys was given to a 49-year-old person at who was suffering from chronic disease and was on dialysis," Das said.

The three recipients at the have started to show signs of improvement and are being regularly monitored by a team of specialist doctors.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:30 IST