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Three successful organ transplantations

2023 Mar 03, 18:05, Bhaktapur
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Bhaktapur-based Human Organ Transplant Centre (Martyr Dharmabhakta National Transplant Centre) reported the latest successful transplantations of organs extracted from a brain dead. According to the Centre, kidneys and liver extracted from a clinically dead 17-year-old girl were transplanted to three people.

 The girl suffered a clinical death following a road accident last Tuesday. Centre executive director Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha shared information about this with media by organising a press meet at the Ministry of Health and Population today. The successful transplantations were assisted by a medical squad from India.

Kidneys removed from the girl were transplanted on a 47-year-old male from the Mayadevi rural municipality-4 in Rupandehi and a 35-year-old male from the Siraha municipality-35 while her liver was transplanted on a 68-year-old male of the Lalitpur metropolis-25.

The Centre recorded the first successful organ transplantations from a clinically dead patient in May, 2017 and since then it has been possible for 13 patients from five brain-dead people.

According to Dr Shrestha, around 1,000 suffer clinical deaths each year in the country while the cases of organ donations are a few. He stressed the need of a proper communication system between the Centre and hospitals and of public awareness to increase the cases of organ donations from clinically dead people. "The global data is that 80 percent organ transplantations are based on the cases of clinical deaths."

 Ministry's Secretary Dr Roshan Pokhrel cited lack of public awareness for organ donations. "Organ donations from clinically dead people could save of lives of many, but it is not encouraging in Nepal in absence of public awareness." 


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