Hearts, kidneys, livers, corneas of two Mumbai donors save eight lives
Mumbai city news: The total cadaver donation count in the city has touched 23mumbai Updated: Jul 11, 2017 08:50 IST
Two cadaver donations on Monday night saved eight lives in the city on Tuesday, said officials from the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee.
The total cadaver donation count in the city has touched 23, which is better than the figures recorded last year, said state officials. In 2016, 58 cadaver donations took place.
The donors on Monday were two men aged 57 and 38, who died of intracranial bleeding at Sir HN Reliance Hospital and Research Centre, Grant Road and Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road. Their families consented to donate their hearts, kidneys, livers and corneas after they were counselled.
The heart from HN Reliance hospital was transplanted into a 62-year-old man from Bandra, who had a fatal heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy. He had been wait-listed for the transplant for the past three weeks.
Dr Anvay Mulay, who performed the heart transplant, said, “The recipient is stable and under constant observation for the next 48 to 72 hours that are critical.”
He added, “It is indeed a proud moment for everyone in Mumbai. The city has responded warmly to the cause of organ donation,” he added.
The liver and a kidney were sent to Global Hospital, Parel. The other kidney was transplanted into a patient at the same hospital.
Meanwhile, the heart from Wockhardt Hospital was sent to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and transplanted into a 56-year-old man who was wait-listed on a ‘supra urgent’ basis.
The kidneys were sent to Jaslok Hospital, Peddar Road, and Seven Hills Hospital, Andheri. The liver was transplanted into a patient at the same hospital.
In another case, at the time of going to the press, preparations were being made to get a heart from Indore to Mumbai for a transplant procedure at Fortis Hospital.
Dr Gauri Rathod, assistant director at Directorate of Health Services (DHS), said awareness programmes over the past few months have gone a long way towards boosting the state’s cadaver donation programme.