46 organ donations this year, doctors expect further rise
The families of two brain-dead patients donated three of their organs on Friday taking the total number of organs donated this year to 46, the city’s highest in the last few years.mumbai Updated: Sep 16, 2012 01:14 IST
The families of two brain-dead patients donated three of their organs on Friday taking the total number of organs donated this year to 46, the city’s highest in the last few years.
A Thane-based family donated the kidneys of a relative, who was declared brain dead at Fortis Hospital, Mulund on Friday. While one kidney was transplanted into a 45-year-old renal failure patient at Fortis Hospital, the other was transplanted into a 40-year-old renal failure patient at Bombay Hospital, Marine Lines.
Both the transplant surgeries took place on Saturday morning.
Relatives of a 58-year-old brain-dead patient from Jaslok Hospital donated his liver which was transplanted into a 55-year old patient on Friday night.
“We are expecting organ donations to increase,” said Dr Sujata Patwardhan, secretary, Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC), which is responsible for allocating cadaver organs and creating awareness about organ donation.
This week, the government issued a government resolution allowing centres not registered for organ transplants to retrieve organs if they have an operation theatre and intensive care unit (ICU).
“We are chalking out the details of how to work out such retrievals in a meeting next week,” said Dr Patwardhan.
First Published: Sep 16, 2012 01:12 IST