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Mumbai woman hit by train while crossing railway tracks, family donates organs to saves 4 lives

The woman was hit by a train while crossing the tracks between Sanpada and Vashi railway stations

mumbai Updated: Aug 18, 2017 08:58 IST
G Mohiuddin Jeddy
G Mohiuddin Jeddy
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Cadaver Donation,Organ Donation

Family of a 45-year-old woman, who died in a train accident, donated her body to save four lives in Vashi on Thursday.

Shobha Chavan, a homemaker and a resident of Shivprerna chawl in Mankhurd, was admitted in MGM New Bombay Hospital on Monday after she was hit by a train while crossing the tracks between Sanpada and Vashi railway stations. She had sustained serious head injury and multiple fractures.She was declared brain dead on Wednesday.

PK Sashanker, administrator of MGM hospital, said, “Tukaram Chavan, her husband and close relatives, said they wanted to save other patients, who were on dialysis, had end-stage kidney diseases, had liver ailments and cardiac diseases.”

He added, “The hospital management then proceeded to complete the protocol for cadaver organ transplant programme without losing any time.”

While one kidney was donated to a patient at the same hospital and another was given to a patient of Jaslok Hospital. Her liver was sent to Wockhard Hospital and the heart was donated to a patient undergoing treatment at Fortis Hospital in Mulund.

The heart was transported early morning at 7.30 am by creating a green corridor with the support of police and RTO authorities of Navi Mumbai and Mumbai police.

First Published: Aug 18, 2017 00:10 IST