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Karnataka: 21-year-old student’s organ adds years to a woman’s life

September 23, 2021

A 21-year-old law student who was declared brain dead after an accident has given a new lease of life to a 56-year-old after his heart was transplanted to her in Bengaluru.   

The donor, who was pursuing law, had met with an accident and was under treatment at Apollo Hospitals, Sheshadripuram. He was declared brain dead on September 21 at 12.30 pm following which his father consented for organ donation. 

On Wednesday, the youth’s heart was retrieved and transported to Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, New BEL Road, and successful transplantation was carried out. Doctors at Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, a unit managed by Narayana Health, saved the life of a 56-year-old woman. According to doctors, the recipient was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy with severe LV dysfunction and she was on medical management at Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre

As her only option for survival was a heart transplant, doctors advised the family to register with Jeevasarthakathe, a government-run body that facilitates cadaver donations in Karnataka. She had registered here two months ago.

The retrieval and transplant were performed by a team of doctors from Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre consisting of Dr Nagamalesh U M, Senior Consultant, cardiologist heart failure and transplant, Dr Ravi Shankar Shetty, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic and Heart Transplant Surgeon, Dr Raghu  MG  consultant – cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Govardan Reddy: Associate consultant cardiac surgery, Dr Prashanth Ramamurthy, Senior Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist, Dr Guru Police Patil, Senior Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist.

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