New Delhi: AIIMS received the year's first cadaver donation with the family of a 24-year-old man from Sangam Vihar, donating his organs after he was declared brain dead.
Ram Bhuj was declared brain dead on January 2 after he met with a bike accident on December 30 in Sangam Vihar.
The organs retrieved from him saved five lives and gave vision to two persons. The donation took place on Saturday.
The primary consent for the organ donation was given by his two brothers and later by his father.
"His heart was transplanted in a 13-year-old girl from Kolkata, who is undergoing treatment at AIIMS and the kidneys were transplanted to two adults. There was no recipient for the liver at the hospital, which was later given to Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS)," said Rajeev Maikhuri, Transplant Coordinator, Organ Retrieval and Banking Organization (ORBO), AIIMS.
ILBS split the liver into two and transplanted it into a child and an adult. The corneas have been preserved at the hospital.
Further, the kidneys were transplanted in two women aged 27 and 54, undergoing treatment at AIIMS.
There were only two cadaver donations last year, despite 60 brain dead cases. On an average, there are 10-12 cadaver donations every year.