Exemplary: Auto-rickshaw driver donates liver of brain dead daughter at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Authorities of AIIMS-Bhubaneswar on Friday commended Dukhabandhu Mahanta, an auto-rickshaw driver from Keonjhar, and his wife Banita for their remarkable act of donating liver of their 14-year-old daughter, who was declared brain-dead.

This act marked a significant moment for AIIMS-Bhubaneswar surgeons as they conducted the institution’s first Deceased Donor Organ Retrieval.

The surgeons at AIIMS successfully retrieved the liver of the brain-dead girl, Damayanti Mahanta, a class-IX student who had been undergoing dialysis due to kidney failure. Her condition didn’t improve following a recent brain stroke, leading to her being declared brain dead.

Following counseling, the parents selflessly consented to donate their daughter’s organ to potentially save another life. AIIMS experts efficiently retrieved her liver, which was then sent to the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi for transplantation into a recipient.

To facilitate the swift transportation of the organ, the Commissionerate Police organized a special green corridor from the hospital to the city airport, from where it was airlifted to New Delhi.

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