Mrs. Sujatha, a 36-year-old housewife with a severe heart condition got a new lease of life with the heart donated by a brain-dead youth, flown from Madurai to Chennai in a record time of 45-minutes at Rela KIMS Heart and Lung Transplant Institute.
A team of heart transplant experts and the cardiac specialist team from Rela KIMS Heart and Lung Transplant Institute gave a cheerful send-off to Sujatha after the successful surgery.
Early in Nov 2020, after an assessment at Rela Hospital, Mrs. Sujatha’s family was told that the best chance of getting well again was to undergo a heart transplant surgery.
On February 26, 2021, Rela Hospital received an organ alert call from TRANSTAN (Transplant Authority of Tamilnadu), whicb matched Sujatha’s condition and she underwent a successful heart transplant on Feb 27 th .
Since then, she has made a remarkable recovery and regained her life according to a press note from the hospital.
She is able to do her daily routine like getting dressed, walking, bending, and eating on her own, without any dependency, the hospital sources added.
Professor Mohamed Rela, ChairmanRela Hospital said, “The main challenge is finding the right organ for the right person at the right time.
Ideally, we need to transplant them before they get too sick and inoperable”.