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Mumbai’s 51st cadaver donation: In death, engineer gives life to four patients

The family of the engineer donated his heart, kidneys, liver and corneas.

mumbai Updated: Sep 24, 2017 00:33 IST
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The corneas were also transplanted into two patients

The family of a 26-year old from Navi Mumbai, who was declared brain-dead on Saturday after an accident, donated his heart, kidneys and liver which helped saved lives of four end-stage organ failure patients in the city.

His corneas were also transplanted into two patients.

This was the 51st cadaver donation this year, according to data by the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee, a non-governmental organisation that facilitates organ donation between donors and recipients.

Lokesh Gholap, an engineer working at a private company in Navi Mumbai, had met with a road accident on Thane Belapur road on Thursday. Gholap, a resident of Kalamboli, was taken to a local hospital but was later shifted to Apollo Hospital, Navi Mumbai. On Saturday, doctors declared him brain dead. “In spite of treatment, he did not recover and was declared brain-dead,” said a doctor from the hospital.

The family consented to donate all organs, after they were counselled by hospital officials.

“We counselled his family members and the organ retrieval process was started. Now his heart, liver, kidneys and corneas are giving new lease of life to six people,” said Satish Manjunath, an administrative official from the hospital.

The kidneys were transplanted into a 38-year-old man, who was admitted at the same hospital, and another patient at PD Hinduja Hospital in Mahim.

The liver was harvested for to a 52-year old man who was being treated at Apollo.

The heart of the patient was sent to Fortis Hospital in Mulund. “We handed over the body to his family members,” said Manjunath.

First Published: Sep 24, 2017 00:09 IST