A 26-year-old woman who was declared brain-dead at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences gave a new lease of life to three people, after her liver and both the kidneys were transplanted.
According to sources, deceased Mampi Ghosh, a resident of Malda, had suffered a massive ischaemic stroke and was admitted to the Emergency Department on November 8.
“The MRI scan revealed a large infarction (obstruction of blood supply to an organ or region of tissue) on the left side of her brain. On the morning of November 11, she was declared brain dead at RN Tagore hospital,” said an official.
Sources said Ghosh’s family had given its consent to donate her organs to other patients. One kidney and the liver were given to recipients at RN Tagore hospital, while a green corridor was created between RN Tagore hospital and SSKM at 6.35 pm to transport the other kidney.
The liver was received by a 37-year-old Kolkata resident, Amit Das, who was suffering from chronic liver disease.
One of the kidneys was donated to 44-year-old resident of Murshidabad, Salahuddin Munir, at RN Tagore hoaspital.
According to the hospital, this was the second instance in the last three months, in which a liver from a deceased donor was transplanted at RN Tagore Hospital.
“Since the donor had undergone a previous heart operation, her heart is not fit for transplant. We must promote organ donation. We offer sincere condolences to the grieving family of the deceased, who in this time of grief have given a second lease of life to three other people,” read a statement issued by the hospital.