Green Corridor from Frontline Hospitals,Trichy to TRZ International Airport in just 6 Minutes---Organ Transplantation at Frontline HospitalOrgans of the brain-dead patient Periyanayaga Samy at Frontline hospital in Tiruchi being transported to Chennai, on Thursday
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A heart and lungs were flown in from Tiruchi to Chennai on Thursday morning and taken via a green corridor to a private hospital for a waiting recipient.source
On Wednesday night, Global Health City received an alert from a hospital in Tiruchi about the availability of the organs. The donor, a 50-year-old man from Varadharajanpettai in Kattumannarkoil taluk in Cuddalore district, had suffered a head injury after a fall from a motorcycle in which he had been riding pillion on the Salem – Vriddhachalam bypass road on the morning of June 14. He had been returning from a church festival when the accident occurred after the rear tyre of the motorcycle burst.
He was taken to Kallakurichi Government Hospital and from there to a private hospital at Vriddhachalam . He was then shifted to Maruthi Hospital in Tiruchi on Tuesday where a surgery was performed. However, he was declared brain dead. The family decided to donate his organs and had him shifted to Frontline Hospital.
On receiving the alert, a 3-member team from Global Health City went to Tiruchi , harvested the organs and flew back, said Govini Balasubramani, heart transplant surgeon.
The flight was scheduled to land in Chennai at 12.50 p.m. but was delayed by about 10 minutes . Thanks to a green corridor, the organs reached the hospital in Perumbakkam in 14 minutes. The recipient was a 47-year-old man from Bahrain with dilated cardiomyopathy. “His lungs were also damaged and he was completely oxygen dependent,” said Dr. Balasubramani. The patient, an engineer, had been in Chennai for eight months, waiting for a suitable organ, he said.
The six-hour-surgery has been completed and he is stable now, but the next 24 to 48 hours are crucial, said Dr. Balasubramani.
The harvested liver was taken to a private hospital in Coimbatore, while the two harvested kidneys were used for a couple of patients admitted to Frontline Hospital.
The organs of a 50-year-old farmer who was declared brain dead after a road accident saved the lives of six patients in Chennai, Coimbatore and Trichy on Thursday. The city police created a green corridor to the Trichy international airport to ensure speedy transportation of the vital organs.source
K Periyanayagasamy from Kandiyankuppam village near Kattumannarkovil in Cuddalore district was the saviour of six people who were in desperate need of organs to get a new lease of life. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.
The heart, heart valve and lungs were transplanted on three patients in Chennai after they were harvested from his body at Frontline hospital in Trichy. The three vital organs were airlifted to Chennai from the Trichy airport by a flight at noon. While the two kidneys were donated to two patients at Frontline hospital, the liver was sent to a private hospital in Coimbatore.