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(From Business Line)
BANGALORE, Dec. 27. LAST week at midnight in Bangalore, when doctors in a private hospital declared a patient 'brain dead' much action took place in the city. The hospital informed FORTE (Foundation for Organ Retrieval and Transplant Education) about it.
Immediately, Ms Anita Swami, the Transplant Coordinator got into action. She scanned through her list of 'waiting patients' and found only one in Bangalore whose blood grouping matched with that of the donor. The other kidney could not be wasted. Ms Swami found a patient in Mumbai who 'could' accept the kidney. And by 5 p.m. the next day, both the kidneys were implanted into the patients. …