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Mysuru Brain-dead woman’s organs to save five patients

Monday, January 17, 2022

The organs of a 45-year-old Nagamma from Malavalli will give a new lease of life to five patients waiting for transplants in three hospitals.

Nagamma was declared brain at Apollo BGS Hospitals in Mysuru on Thursday afternoon.

She was in a critical condition after a brain tumour and was shifted to the ICU for life support and intensive care. She was declared brain dead from a brain stem failure as per the hospital protocol.

Nagamma was healthy before this illness and tests confirmed her eligibility for organ donation. Her family was counselled for organ donation under a defined protocol.

As per the protocol, officials from the Jeeva Sarthakathe initiated the process through the organ recipients’ waiting list. Nagamma’s two kidneys, her liver, heart valves and corneas were harvested at Apollo BGS Hospitals. While the woman’s two kidneys were donated to Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru, the liver, heart valves were donated to Manipal Hospital in HAL Bengaluru and corneas to Mysuru Eye Bank, the release said.

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