Mul­ti­ple or­gan donations re­ported

Imperial Valley Press - - NEWS -

The death of a 24-year-old man who died dur­ing the week­end al­lowed au­thor­i­ties to reg­is­ter the sec­ond or­gan do­na­tion of the year in Mex­i­cali’s Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

State Trans­plant Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Edgar Castillo said doc­tors took from the de­ceased in­di­vid­ual both kid­neys, his liver and corneas.

The kid­neys were trans­planted at the hos­pi­tal to a 49-year-old woman and a 60-yearold man.

Au­thor­i­ties said the liver was air­lifted to Toluca Air­port and even­tu­ally trans­ported to the Siglo 21 Na­tional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Mexi- co City.

Castillo said the agency ex­pects to end the year with 20 tis­sue trans­plants, for which the lo­cal hos­pi­tal will hire the first liver ex­pert in the state.

Au­thor­i­ties said an or­gan donor can save up to eight lives.

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