In his death, 22-year-old from Mumbai saves 4 lives
Pratik Uchil, who worked with travel firm in Malad, met with an accident on October 20, when was riding his motorbikeUpdated: Oct 25, 2017 13:56 IST
Organs from a 22-year-old, who was declared brain-dead after a road accident in Mira Road on October 21, recently gave a new lease of life to four patients.
Pratik Uchil, who worked with travel firm in Malad, met with an accident on October 20, when was riding his motorbike. He was taken to Orbit Hospital, from where he was referred to Wockhardt Hospital in Mira Road. Uchil was declared brain-dead the next morning.
Rupa, Uchil’s mother who works with Wockhardt Hospital, convinced her family members to donate the organs, said doctors. “Uchil was brought to the hospital within two hours of the accident. He was kept on ventilator support. His condition didn’t improve through the night,” said Ravi Hirwani, head of the Mira Road hospital. “Uchil’s father was not in the country, but his family spoke to him over the phone for consent.”
The hospital retrieved two kidneys, liver and corneas, of which one kidney and liver was donated to in-house patients. The other kidney was sent to PD Hinduja Hospital, Mahim. The corneas were retrieved by Rotary Club, Borivli.
This year, organ donations from 49 brain-dead patients have helped 143 patients on waiting list. Mumbai witnessed 35 heart, one lung, 66 kidney and 42 liver lung transplants this year.
First Published: Oct 23, 2017 20:09 IST