KOCHI: On Monday night when Kerala Network for Organ Sharing - Mrithasanjeevani- received a call from the Lakeshore hospital informing brain death of a patient, the organisation had none in the list in the state ready to receive a heart.
In the further search, the organisation got the information that three patients were ready to receive heart at the Fortis hospital, Chennai.
“We contacted the Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu which informed us about the recipients,” said Dr Noble Gracious of Kerala Network for Organ Sharing.
Tamil Nadu is, reportedly, the first state to form an authority for organ sharing. “Kerala and Tamil Nadu are the states which are doing exemplary work in organ transplantation whereas the other states are yet to take off well in it,” said Dr Philip Augustine, managing director of Lakeshore hospital. The airlifting also witnessed the informal inauguration of a private helicopter ambulance service. It was at 10 pm on Monday that relatives of Pranav, who was declared brain dead at the Lakeshore Hospital, expressed their consent to donate his organs.