A 14-year-old boy, whose kidneys are damaged, underwent transplant of one of the kidneys at Charnock Hospital on Saturday.
Around midnight on Thursday, the teenager’s family was informed about the prospect of a kidney transplant. The boy was brought to the hospital around 3am on Friday.
A team of doctors from Charnock Hospital went to Ruby General Hospital for retrieval of the kidneys of a 38-year-old woman who succumbed in the hospital to injures suffered in a road accident.
A green corridor was created to transport the organ. “The transplant began at 2am on Saturday and got over at 4.30am. The boy is doing well,” said an official of Charnock.
The woman’s other kidney was taken to SSKM Hospital.
Mohammad Parvez, the father of the boy who underwent the transplant, said he was grateful to the family of the woman, who agreed to donate her organs. “She was admitted to our hospital on July 3 after she met with a road accident at Chandernagore. We counselled her family after she succumbed to the injuries. The family agreed to donate her organs,” said an official of Ruby General Hospital.
The woman’s skin was also harvested and taken to SSKM Hospital.