"She knew the plight of organ failure patients as she handles such patients regularly," said Dr Gustad Daver, director of PD Hinduja Hospital, Mahim.
Patel's donation gave a 17-year-old girl suffering from acute liver failure a second chance at life, said Dr Gautam Ramakantan, director of organ transplantation at Jupiter Hospital, Thane. Two other kidney failure patients underwent a transplant at Jupiter and Hinduja Hospital respectively.
Another family of a 36-year-old brain dead patient consented to donate his organs, corneas and skin. "He had a severe head injury in a road accident. The family readily agreed to donate," said Dr S Narayani, Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Two patients received a kidney and liver for transplant. The other kidney went to a patient at Hinduja.