Relatives of Madduru show courage, donate his organs; liver taken to Mumbai

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Dec 2017 09:49:14


Staff Reporter,

Madduru Sreenivasulu becomes a hero

It was the courage of relatives of Madduru Sreenivasulu that must be lauded as they took a decision to donate his organs when he was declared brain dead. His liver was sent to Mumbai, the retrieval procedure of which was conducted at Orange City Hospital and Research Institute (OCHRI).

Madduru Sreenivasulu, a 47-year-old Civil Contractor and Nellore resident was admitted to Neuron Hospital on November 19 as he complained of stroke and was operated the same day. He did not survive and was declared brain dead. Dr Chandrashekhar Pakhmode, noted Neurosurgeon and Director of Neuron counseled the relatives of Madduru for the organ donation. The relatives including his two wives namely Sreelatha and Vijaya and daughter Anusha- a student of BTech agreed to donate his kidneys and liver.

Dr Shiv Narayan Acharya, Transplant Convener of OCHRI and Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) was accordingly informed and the patient was shifted to OCHRI from Neuron Hospital on December 2, 2017.
On Sunday at around 9 pm, the liver was retrieved and about to be taken to MGM, Aurangabad. But at around 10.30 pm the health of the recipient at Aurangabad started deteriorating. So the plan was changed.

Late night OCHRI found that a patient at Mumbai’s Wockhardt hospital was in need of liver so the organ was sent there.

The kidneys of Madduru were too retrieved and one transplant surgery was done immediately at OCHRI by transplant team Dr Suhas Salpekar, Dr Rajesh Soni, Dr Sandeep Deshmukh and Dr Rohit Gupta supported by Dr S J Acharya, Transplant Physician. Dr Smita Harkare, Dr Neeta Deshpande, Dr Anita Pande and Dr Sweety Pasari provided the anaesthesia services and Dr Kavita Dhurvey assisted the transplant team.

One kidney will go to a 26 years old male at OCHRI and the other kidney will be transported to CARE Hospital for transplant to 47-year-old female as per ZTCC waiting list. ZTCC formalities were coordinated by Dr Vibhavari Dani, President and Dr Ravi Wankhede, Secretary. Veena Wathore, Social Worker appointed by Regional Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisation (ROTTO) and State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO) for Nagpur ZTCC coordinated the official formalities.

Dr Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, said that “This is a fine example of generosity, and a great human spirit.” At OCHRI Dr Ashish Shukla, Dr Ganesh Bure, Dr Rani Lakhe, Dr Roshan Jawdekar, Dr Santosh Gadge, Dr Neha Agarwal and Dr Shivam Puniyani- Intensivists, Sr Preethy, Sr Sindhu, Sr Ambika will take care of the recipient under supervision of Dr Shivnarayan Acharya, Nephrologist.