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City’s Receives its 5th Donor Heart from Surat, Enriches Life of 18th Heart Transplant Patient at Fortis Hospital, Mulund

Date : May 24, 2016

Residents of Gujarat opened their hearts yet again to save another precious life. In city’s 18th heart transplant since August last year; 53yr old male recipient from Katargam, Surat got a fresh lease of life, as the family of a 54yr old male admitted at Mahavir Hospital, Surat donated their kin’s organs. Waitlisted since last two months, the donor heart helped enrich the life of a recipient suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

The donor family enriched lives of six patients suffering from end-stage organ failure by donating Kidneys, Liver, Corneas and the Heart. Retrieved by Dr Hemant Pathare, CVTS Surgeon, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, the donor heart was transported to Mumbai in 1hr 17mins. The donor, admitted at Mahavir Hospital, Surat was declared brain dead following a road traffic accident that resulted in a head injury. The family was counselled by Mr Nilesh Mandlewala, President, NGO Donate Life; willingly consenting to donate and save lives.

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