The Transplant Unit of Ruby General Hospital, the first NRI hospital in Eastern India with ISO certification and NABH accreditation, has successfully performed a kidney transplantation surgery on a 64 year old gentleman who has received the kidney of a 21 year old brain dead youth. In an initiative to raise awareness about organ donation and transplantation, Ruby General Hospital had organized a Press Meet on 28th November. The Press Meet was addressed by Dr. D. P. Samaddar, Director Medical Affairs, distinguished Nephrologist Dr. Amritaksha Deb, eminent Uro-Surgeon & transplant surgeon (Prof). Dr. Mohan Chand Seal, Deputy Medical Director Dr. Sudeshna Lahiri and family members of the organ donor.
“We express our deepest condolences for the donor family as their loss is immeasurable but, we are also grateful and appreciate their decision of saving many lives by organ donation. We also look forward to other people taking similar decisions so that more lives can be saved in the days to come.” said Dr. D. P. Samaddar, Director of Medical Affairs, Ruby General Hospital.
Organ donation is a noble way of giving others a new lease of life as every year innumerable lives are lost due to organ failure. There is an acute shortage of organs for transplantation in India where at least 15 patients die every day waiting for organs and a new name is added every 10 minutes to the waiting list.
Prof. (Dr.) Mohan Chand Seal, Eminent Uro-Surgeon & Transplant Surgeon, said, “We should create awareness about deceased donation programmes. People should be informed how it can help in saving lives. The much needed tool to address the shortage of organ availability is awareness and education about the importance of organ donation and this is the only way to save lives.”