Every year, hundreds of patients lose their lives waiting to receive an organ donation. Fortunately, the awareness among people is increasing and celebrities are coming forward appealing to donate organs- most common being Aishwarya Rai pledging to donate her eyes. Thanks to the awareness, many people are today are blessed with second life, post the organ transplant. While the awareness is growing day by day, the doctors also need to be well-equipped to face the challenges and carry out necessary steps of action like identifying a brain dead patient for certifying and maintenance of brain dead potential patients. With this, Aster Medcity will witness a one-day Continued on Deceased Donor Organ Transplantation on May 29.
The event, which was jointly conducted by Aster Medcity and Kerala Network of Organ Sharing (KNOS), covered various topics related to organ transplantation from a deceased donor. During the session, the panel highlighted the practical problems faced (medical and surgical) for organ donation by Dr Bipi P, Nephrologist and Dr Ramaprasad, Urologist, Aster Medcity. Simialrly, session on challenges during organ harvesting, organ allocation and medico-legal cases pertaining to deceased donation also was held. Also, the doctors got an exposure to identifying a brain death in an ICU and how to confirm/certify by Dr Bobby Varkey, Sr consultant, neurologist, Aster Medcity.
A session on ‘Maintenance of Brain dead potential organ donor’ was held by Dr Ranjith Unnikrishnan, Intensivist, Aster Medcity. Apart from this, a panel discussion was be held comprising of Dr Dilip Panicker, Dr Noble Gracious, Dr VN Unni, Dr Suresh G nair, Dr Kishore TA and Mr Vasanth Shenoy.