27 February 2020
Bhubaneswar: Nothing could be a greater gift than a new lease of life for the sick. Organ recipients belong to this category who have received this gift and live on to tell the tale.
Yesterday, Odisha saw its second cadaveric kidney transplant happen at the Apollo Hospitals. Deceased Suchitra Dash’s kidneys were donated, with her family’s consent to two donors.
Dr Samiran Das Adhikary, Senior Surgeon, Urology Department of Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, headed the team which carried out the surgery. He said, “After successful completion of retrieval surgery, the transplant surgery was completed today morning at 3 am. He is said to be stable as of now but under observation.”
He added that both the donor and recipient were diabetic, however, the recipient Jagannath Sura (55) had been in the waiting list for over a year now and the transplant was a much-needed one.
Suchitra’s husband Gopal Chandra Dash said that the transplant was a family decision. “We wanted her to live by giving life to another,” said an emotional Gopal.
On the other hand, Jagannath’s son Rahul Sura said, “My father was on dialysis for over a year and had been in waiting list for a long time. We are extremely grateful for the family on agreeing for the transplant.” He also urged everyone to come forward with the noble deed of organ donation.