Brain-dead woman's hands donated for transplantation in Madhya Pradeshtext_fields
Indore: In a first of its kind in Madhya Pradesh, the hands of a 52-year-old brain-dead woman were donated to a Mumbai-based teen girl for transplantation.
"This is the first time in the history of the state both hands of a brain-dead person have been donated. This is like a revolution in the field of organ donation," said Dr Sanjay Dixit, secretary of the Indore Society for Organ Donation. He added that the hands were sent to Mumbai on a special flight.
According to officials, Indore resident Vinita Khajanchi was admitted to a private hospital on January 13 due to a serious brain ailment and was declared dead two days later. Her family gave consent for the donation of her skin, eyes, lungs, liver, and kidneys as well. The 18-year-old girl who is receiving the hands was born without limbs.
Khajanchi's daughter Niriha said girls always had a special place for girls in her heart. "It is a coincidence that after her death, both her hands are going to be transplanted into an 18-year-old girl."
The woman's lungs were flown to Chennai to be transplanted into two people. Her liver and two kidneys will be given to patients in Indore itself. Her skin and eyes have been preserved in organ banks.