Mangaluru, Sep 15: A 23-year-old woman donated her organs to save lives of the needy after she was declared brain dead.
Kavana Maralsiddaya Hiremath from Hallur of Haveri district met with accident at Soratur village of Honnali taluk, Shivamogga was shifted to Mangaluru for treatment and was further referred to A J Hospital & Research Centre on September 12.
Kavana sustained multiple injuries and her condition was irrecoverable and brain dead. On learning Kavana’s brain death, Kavana’s sister wanted to donate her organs and this information was conveyed to ‘Jeevasarthakathe’ organisation constituted by the government of Karnataka that oversees implementation of the deceased donor (Cadaver) transplantation of human organs programme.
On obtaining consent from Kavana’s sister, mother and maternal uncle for organ donation, the process for organ retrieval began at A J Hospital & Research Centre. Organs were allocated as per the directive of ‘Jeevasarthakathe’.
Accordingly, one kidney was transplanted at A J Hospital & Research Centre, liver to Aster CMI Bengaluru, heart to Manipal Hospital HAL, Bengaluru, and one kidney, cornea and skin to KMC Hospital, Manipal.
A J Hospital ambulance with retrieved liver and heart left hospital premises to Mangaluru International Airport for further transport to Bengaluru hospitals and KMC Manipal Hospital ambulance also left at the same time with the organs allocated to them.