An Autopsy based Study of Profile of Organ Donors and type of Organs Retrieved in Cases Attended by Faculties of Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Sabvmcri, Bengaluru- A Cross-Sectional Study
Keywords:Organ donation, Forensic Pathologist, Medicolegal case, operation theatre.
Organ donation is remarkable achievement in modern medicine which helps those suffering from
chronic incurable end organ diseases. However, the process of organ donation and transplantation is
not devoid of ground level difficulties like timely diagnosis of brain death, harvesting of organs
during the supravital period, transporting the retrieved organ to a facility where transplantation
is to be conducted and in Medicolegal cases the Forensic Pathologist has to examine the patient and
allow/disallow the retrieval of organ based on their necessity in determining cause of death. The
Forensic Pathologists can do their bit in expediting the above mentioned process by conducting the
autopsy in operation theatre where organs were retrieved. This practice is being followed in
Telangana, Tamil Nadu and now in Karnataka. This paper aims to study the profile of organ donors,
analyze the types of organs retrieved and to highlight the role of Forensic Pathologists
in expediting the process of organ donation and transplantation.